Patents by Inventor Holger Rapp

Holger Rapp 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: 20220020177
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of generating an overhead view image of an area. More particularly, the present invention relates to a method of generating a contextual multi-image based overhead view image of an area using ground map data and field of view image data. Various embodiments of the present technology can include methods, systems and non-transitory computer readable media and computer programs configured to receive a plurality of images of the geographical area, determine a ground map of the geographical area, divide the ground map into a plurality of sampling points of the geographical area; and determine a color for each of the plurality of sampling points, wherein the color of each of the sampling points is determined by determining a correlation between the sampling points of the geographical area and color of the sampling points captured in at least one of the plurality of images.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2021
    Publication date: January 20, 2022
    Applicant: Woven Planet North America, Inc.
    Inventors: Clemens Marschner, Thomas Schiwietz, Wilhelm Richert, Nikolai Morin, Holger Rapp
  • Publication number: 20210404814
    Abstract: Examples disclosed herein may involve a computing system that is operable to (i) receive first data of one or more geographical environments from a first type of localization sensor, (ii) receive second data of the one or more geographical environments from a second type of localization sensor, (iii) determine constraints from the first data and the second data, (iv) determine shared pose data associated with both of the first data and the second data using the constraints determined from both the first data and the second data by determining one or more sequences of common poses between respective poses generated from each of the first and second data, wherein the shared pose data provides a common coordinate frame for the first data and the second data, and (v) generate a map of the one or more geographical environments using the determined shared pose data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2020
    Publication date: December 30, 2021
    Inventors: Wolfgang Hess, Luca Del Pero, Daniel Sievers, Holger Rapp
  • Patent number: 11190121
    Abstract: The present invention provides control of a synchronous machine with non-sinusoidal current-voltage profiles. The synchronous machine is controlled in a field-oriented coordinate system. In this case, the transformation between field-oriented coordinate system and stator-oriented coordinate system is effected by specific, adapted transformations which take account of the non-sinusoidal signal profiles during the driving of the synchronous machine, such that the latter correspond to current-voltage profiles progressing in a constant fashion in the field-oriented coordinate system. What is achieved thereby is that the non-sinusoidal current-voltage profiles need not be taken into account in any way in the design of the control system in the field-oriented coordinate system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Martin Braun, Holger Rapp, Stefan Kurz
  • Publication number: 20210365682
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable media can receive a geometric map and a semantic map associated with a geographic area, the semantic map comprising semantic data associated with vehicle navigation. A first semantic position estimate associated with a first piece of semantic data contained in the semantic map is generated based on semantic data location information associated with the first piece of semantic data. A final position for the first semantic position estimate is received. One or more three-dimensional semantic labels are applied to the geometric map based on the final position of the first semantic position estimate. A warped semantic map is generated. Generating the warped semantic map comprises warping the semantic map based on the one or more three-dimensional semantic labels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2021
    Publication date: November 25, 2021
    Applicant: Woven Planet North America, Inc.
    Inventors: Patrick Dubroy, Wolfgang Hess, Clemens Marschner, Emil Praun, Holger Rapp, Thomas Schiwietz, Vinay Shet
  • Patent number: 11163998
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable media can determine a first label at a first position in a first image captured from a vehicle, the first label indicating that a first object is depicted in the first image at the first position, wherein the first image is a two-dimensional image. The first object is identified in a three-dimensional coordinate space representative of an environment of the vehicle based on the first position of the first label within the first image. A second label is automatically generated at a second position in a second image captured from the vehicle based on simultaneous localization and mapping (SLAM) information associated with the vehicle. The second label indicates that the first object is depicted in the second image at the second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: Woven Planet North America, Inc.
    Inventors: Wolfgang Hess, Clemens Marschner, Holger Rapp
  • Patent number: 11036986
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable media can receive a geometric map and a semantic map associated with a geographic area, the semantic map comprising semantic data associated with vehicle navigation. A first semantic position estimate associated with a first piece of semantic data contained in the semantic map is generated based on semantic data location information associated with the first piece of semantic data. A final position for the first semantic position estimate is received. One or more three-dimensional semantic labels are applied to the geometric map based on the final position of the first semantic position estimate. A warped semantic map is generated. Generating the warped semantic map comprises warping the semantic map based on the one or more three-dimensional semantic labels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: Lyft, Inc.
    Inventors: Patrick Dubroy, Wolfgang Hess, Clemens Marschner, Emil Praun, Holger Rapp, Thomas Schiwietz, Vinay Shet
  • Patent number: 11037328
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of generating an overhead view image of an area. More particularly, the present invention relates to a method of generating a contextual multi-image based overhead view image of an area using ground map data and field of view image data. Various embodiments of the present technology can include methods, systems and non-transitory computer readable media and computer programs configured to receive a plurality of images of the geographical area, determine a ground map of the geographical area, divide the ground map into a plurality of sampling points of the geographical area; and determine a color for each of the plurality of sampling points, wherein the color of each of the sampling points is determined by determining a correlation between the sampling points of the geographical area and color of the sampling points captured in at least one of the plurality of images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: Lyft, Inc.
    Inventors: Clemens Marschner, Thomas Schiwietz, Wilhelm Richert, Nikolai Morin, Holger Rapp
  • Patent number: 10997750
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of generating an overhead view image of an area. More particularly, the present invention relates to a method of generating a contextual multi-image based overhead view image of an area using ground map data and field of view image data. Various embodiments of the present technology can include methods, systems and non-transitory computer readable media and computer programs configured to receive a plurality of images of the geographical area, determine a ground map of the geographical area, divide the ground map into a plurality of sampling points of the geographical area; and determine a color for each of the plurality of sampling points, wherein the color of each of the sampling points is determined by determining a correlation between the sampling points of the geographical area and color of the sampling points captured in at least one of the plurality of images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Lyft, Inc.
    Inventors: Clemens Marschner, Thomas Schiwietz, Wilhelm Richert, Nikolai Morin, Holger Rapp
  • Patent number: 10970878
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a computing system accesses a number of features extracted from one or more first images. The extracted features are associated with at least one object captured in the first images. The first images are captured by a camera associated with a vehicle. The computing system identifies, in a reference map, reference features matching one or more of the features extracted from the first images. The reference features are associated with the at least one object captured in the first images. The computing system generates, for the camera, a calibration model by comparing the identified reference features in the reference map and the features that match the one or more reference features. The calibration model is used to calibrate second images captured by the camera associated with the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Lyft, Inc.
    Inventors: Wolfgang Hess, Holger Rapp
  • Publication number: 20200257900
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable media can receive a geometric map and a semantic map associated with a geographic area, the semantic map comprising semantic data associated with vehicle navigation. A first semantic position estimate associated with a first piece of semantic data contained in the semantic map is generated based on semantic data location information associated with the first piece of semantic data. A final position for the first semantic position estimate is received. One or more three-dimensional semantic labels are applied to the geometric map based on the final position of the first semantic position estimate. A warped semantic map is generated. Generating the warped semantic map comprises warping the semantic map based on the one or more three-dimensional semantic labels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2019
    Publication date: August 13, 2020
    Applicant: Lyft, Inc.
    Inventors: Patrick Dubroy, Wolfgang Hess, Clemens Marschner, Emil Praun, Holger Rapp, Thomas Schiwietz, Vinay Shet
  • Publication number: 20200248704
    Abstract: The invention relates to an electric media gap machine (10) for a compressor (2) and/or a turbine (3), in particular for a turbocharger (1) of an internal combustion engine, comprising a shaft (5) which is rotatably mounted in a housing (6) and to which a rotor (11) is rotationally fixed, a stator (12) which is fixed to the housing and which has at least one multiphase drive coil (16) for generating a drive magnetic field and multiple stator teeth (15) which protrude inwards radially. The drive coil (16) is designed as at least one flat conductor coil (17) which is wound about the stator teeth (15) and which has coil heads (18, 19) projecting axially on both sides on the stator (12). The drive coil (16) has an end-face depression (21) on at least one of the coil heads (18, 19) for receiving a section of the housing (6) in at least some regions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2018
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Inventors: Michael Bäuerle, Thomas Frühschütz, Hartmut Weiss, Holger Rapp, Michael Nau, Peter Altermann, Ingo Immendoerfer
  • Publication number: 20200248616
    Abstract: The invention relates to an electric media gap machine (10) for a compressor (2) and/or a turbine (3), in particular for a turbocharger (1) of an internal combustion engine, comprising a shaft (5) which is rotatably mounted in a housing (6) and to which a rotor (11) is rotationally fixed, a stator (12) which is fixed to the housing and which has at least one multiphase drive winding (16) for generating a drive magnetic field and multiple stator teeth (15) which protrude inwards radially. Each stator tooth (15) has a tooth base (29) paired with a stator yoke (12) and a free end (28) facing the rotor (11). The end (28) of at least multiple stator teeth (15), in particular of all of the stator teeth (15), is axially offset to the tooth base (29) of the same stator tooth (15).
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2018
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Inventors: Holger Rapp, Michael Nau, Thomas Frühschütz, Ingo Immendoerfer, Michael Bäuerle, Martin Kropp, Hartmut Weiss
  • Publication number: 20200193643
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a computing system accesses a number of features extracted from one or more first images. The extracted features are associated with at least one object captured in the first images. The first images are captured by a camera associated with a vehicle. The computing system identifies, in a reference map, reference features matching one or more of the features extracted from the first images. The reference features are associated with the at least one object captured in the first images. The computing system generates, for the camera, a calibration model by comparing the identified reference features in the reference map and the features that match the one or more reference features. The calibration model is used to calibrate second images captured by the camera associated with the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2018
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Inventors: Wolfgang Hess, Holger Rapp
  • Publication number: 20200125845
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable media can determine a first label at a first position in a first image captured from a vehicle, the first label indicating that a first object is depicted in the first image at the first position, wherein the first image is a two-dimensional image. The first object is identified in a three-dimensional coordinate space representative of an environment of the vehicle based on the first position of the first label within the first image. A second label is automatically generated at a second position in a second image captured from the vehicle based on simultaneous localization and mapping (SLAM) information associated with the vehicle. The second label indicates that the first object is depicted in the second image at the second position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2018
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Applicant: Lyft, Inc.
    Inventors: Wolfgang Hess, Clemens Marschner, Holger Rapp
  • Patent number: 10615729
    Abstract: The present invention provides control for synchronous machines in order to achieve an approximately constant torque irrespective of the load angle. The induced voltage of the synchronous machine rotating with a zero-current of the stator is first determined. Starting from the voltage plot of the induced voltage over the load angle, a current plot which achieves a constant torque irrespective of the load angle or any other default settings, can then be calculated. In particular, a non-sinusoidal current plot can also be calculated for non-sinusoidal plots of the induced voltage in the synchronous machine, in order to achieve desired settings that are as constant as possible irrespective of the load angle of the synchronous machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Martin Braun, Holger Rapp, Stefan Kurz
  • Publication number: 20190207545
    Abstract: The present invention provides control for synchronous machines in order to achieve an approximately constant torque irrespective of the load angle. The induced voltage of the synchronous machine rotating with a zero-current of the stator is first determined. Starting from the voltage plot of the induced voltage over the load angle, a current plot which achieves a constant torque irrespective of the load angle or any other default settings, can then be calculated. In particular, a non-sinusoidal current plot can also be calculated for non-sinusoidal plots of the induced voltage in the synchronous machine, in order to achieve desired settings that are as constant as possible irrespective of the load angle of the synchronous machine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2017
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Inventors: Martin Braun, Holger Rapp, Stefan Kurz
  • Publication number: 20190207546
    Abstract: The present invention provides control of a synchronous machine with non-sinusoidal current-voltage profiles. The synchronous machine is controlled in a field-oriented coordinate system. In this case, the transformation between field-oriented coordinate system and stator-oriented coordinate system is effected by specific, adapted transformations which take account of the non-sinusoidal signal profiles during the driving of the synchronous machine, such that the latter correspond to current-voltage profiles progressing in a constant fashion in the field-oriented coordinate system. What is achieved thereby is that the non-sinusoidal current-voltage profiles need not be taken into account in any way in the design of the control system in the field-oriented coordinate system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2017
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Inventors: Martin Braun, Holger Rapp, Stefan Kurz
  • Publication number: 20190051439
    Abstract: The invention relates to a solenoid valve having an actuator body (17), in which a magnet coil (15) that interacts with a magnet core (16) is arranged and which interacts with an armature (14) that can be moved relative to the magnet core between two end positions and is acted upon by the spring force of an armature spring (13) in a movement direction pointing away from the magnet core (16). The magnet core and the armature have stop surfaces (18a, 18b) which are interrupted by a recess (29) that receives the armature spring. According to the invention, a solenoid valve is provided which is improved with respect to the function of the solenoid valve and the stress on the stop surfaces (18a, 18b) that causes wear. This is achieved in that the magnet core (16) and/or the armature (14) have/has a design (30, 31), in particular a spherical or toroidal design, which reduces the stress on the edges in the region of the stop surfaces (18a, 18b).
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 3, 2017
    Publication date: February 14, 2019
    Inventors: Christian Langenbach, Andreas Dutt, Holger Rapp, Stefan Kolb, Tobias Landenberger, Francesco Lucarelli, Gernot Repphun, Markus Grieg, Steffen Holm
  • Patent number: 10186861
    Abstract: An energy storage device and a DC voltage supply circuit. The energy storage device has at least two energy supply branches connected in parallel. Each of the energy supply branches has a multiplicity of energy storage modules having an energy storage cell module with at least one energy storage cell and a coupling device. The coupling device switches the energy storage cell module selectively into the corresponding energy supply branch or bypasses said energy storage cell module in the energy supply branch. The DC voltage supply circuit has a bridge circuit switchably connected to a first or a second of feed nodes coupled to output connections of the energy storage device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Holger Rapp, Martin Braun
  • Patent number: 9995240
    Abstract: A method for regulating a common rail injector, the method including acquiring a signal of a sensor, which signal is proportional to a pressure in a valve space of the common rail injector; evaluating a change in the signal over time in order to detect at least one operating event of the common rail injector; and modifying at least one operating variable of the common rail injector as a function of the at least one operating event, the at least one operating variable being selected from an opening duration, a closing duration, an opening point in time, and a closing point in time of a switching valve of the common rail injector, and from an opening duration, an opening point in time, and a closing point in time of a needle valve of the common rail injector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
    Inventors: Ralph Kober, Holger Rapp, Fabian Fischer, Marco Beier, Stefan Stein