Patents by Inventor Jörg REISINGER

Jörg REISINGER 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: 20190138097
    Abstract: An operator control apparatus, in particular for a motor vehicle, having an operating surface for manual action by an element, particularly the finger of a human hand. A sensor interacts with the operating surface such that the sensor generates a signal when the element approaches the operating surface and/or when the operating surface is touched by the element and/or when pressure is applied to the operating surface by the element. The signal is used for switching and/or triggering a function in the style of a switching signal. The actuator is operatively connected to the operating surface, such that a haptic event is producible for the operating surface by means of actuation of the actuator. The actuator is driven electrically and operable by a PWM (pulse width modulation) actuation signal, such that the operating surface is movable in a preselectable manner within a preselectable displacement and/or time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2018
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Applicant: Marquardt GmbH
    Inventors: Vinko SCHOSSAU, Benjamin Schaefer, Dieter Hartmann, Joerg Reisinger, Jochen Sendler
  • Patent number: 10176681
    Abstract: An actuator is connected to an operating element of a manual user interface and outputs a haptic feedback signal to the user via the operating element. The operating element includes a sensor that detects a sensor signal generated by a manual input of the user as a reaction to the emitted feedback signal. The user's reaction time is determined. If the reaction time is shorter than a predetermined limit value, future haptic feedback signals are adjusted in such a way that their haptically perceptible intensity is reduced, and if the reaction time is greater than the predetermined limit value, future haptic feedback signals are changed in such a way that their haptically perceptible intensity is increased.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: DAIMLER AG
    Inventors: Marco Plewe, Sarah Plewe, Jörg Reisinger
  • Publication number: 20180357864
    Abstract: An actuator is connected to an operating element of a manual user interface and outputs a haptic feedback signal to the user via the operating element. The operating element includes a sensor that detects a sensor signal generated by a manual input of the user as a reaction to the emitted feedback signal. The user's reaction time is determined. If the reaction time is shorter than a predetermined limit value, future haptic feedback signals are adjusted in such a way that their haptically perceptible intensity is reduced, and if the reaction time is greater than the predetermined limit value, future haptic feedback signals are changed in such a way that their haptically perceptible intensity is increased.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2016
    Publication date: December 13, 2018
    Inventors: Marco PLEWE, Sarah PLEWE, Jörg REISINGER
  • Patent number: 9908438
    Abstract: An operating device for operating an adjustable seat of a motor vehicle includes a carrier, an operating element having a surface, and at least one holding element coupling the operating element to the carrier at a bearing position on the carrier. The operating device also includes a sensor configured to detect a size of a force acting on the operating element surface during an operating input and to generate a signal corresponding to the size of the detected force. The sensor is integrated into the bearing position on the carrier. The operating device further includes seat adjuster configured to adjust the adjustable seat based on the size of the detected force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: DAIMLER AG
    Inventors: Volker Entenmann, Volker Gerhardt, Jörg Reisinger, Tingting Zhang-Xu
  • Patent number: 9878731
    Abstract: A steering wheel for a motor vehicle is disclosed. The steering wheel includes an optical finger navigation module, at least one further operating element, a steering wheel electronic system and a databus for data transmission between the optical finger navigation module and the steering wheel electronic system. The at least one further operating element is directly connected to the optical finger navigation module via a signal line. The optical finger navigation module is designed in such a way as to receive a signal from the at least one further operating element and relay it on to the steering wheel electronic system via the databus. In this way, no dedicated lines from the operating element to the steering wheel electronic system are necessary. Thus, the construction space for the installation of a device consisting of an optical finger navigation module and a further operating element in a steering wheel is reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: Daimler AG
    Inventors: Volker Entenmann, Volker Gerhardt, Joerg Reisinger
  • Patent number: 9793069
    Abstract: An operating device having an optical finger navigation module for installation in a steering wheel of a motor vehicle, which allows for secure operation and can be produced at low cost, is disclosed. The operating device has a mounting frame, in which a first light guiding element and the optical finger navigation module is held by a light sealing element. The light sealing element is mounted by a snap connection on the mounting frame. The mounting frame has at least one guide element with which a movement of the mounting frame can be guided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: Daimler AG
    Inventors: Johannes Duenninger, Volker Entenmann, Joerg Reisinger, Florian Steinert, Joachim Wuest
  • Patent number: 9440537
    Abstract: A method to control functions displayed on a display unit of a vehicle uses gestures carried out in three-dimensional space. When a first gesture carried out in three-dimensional space is detected it is determined whether the detected first gesture is allocated to an activation of an operation of a function. If it is determined that the detected first gesture is the gesture allocated to the activation of the operation of the function, then the function is activated. Next a second gesture carried out in three-dimensional space is detected and it is determined whether the detected second gesture is a gesture allocated to the operation of the function. If it is determined that the detected second gesture is the gesture allocated to the operation of the function then the operation of the function is performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: Daimler AG
    Inventors: Volker Entenmann, Stefan Mattes, Joerg Reisinger, Tingting Zhang-Xu
  • Publication number: 20160229312
    Abstract: An operating device to operate an adjustable seat of a motor vehicle having a carrier includes an operating element having a first surface directed towards an outer surface of the carrier, a second surface and at least one third surface adjacent to the first surface and the second surface. The operating device also includes a sensor for detecting a size of a force acting on the at least one third surface during the operating input and to generate a signal corresponding to the size of the detected force. The operating device also includes an evaluation device for generating a control signal by processing the signal corresponding to the size of the detected force, and an adjustment device to adjust the adjustable seat on the basis of the control signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2014
    Publication date: August 11, 2016
    Inventors: Volker ENTENMANN, Volker GERHARDT, Jörg REISINGER, Tingting ZHANG-XU
  • Publication number: 20150371794
    Abstract: An operating device having an optical finger navigation module for installation in a steering wheel of a motor vehicle, which allows for secure operation and can be produced at low cost, is disclosed. The operating device has a mounting frame, in which a first light guiding element and the optical finger navigation module is held by a light sealing element. The light sealing element is mounted by a snap connection on the mounting frame. The mounting frame has at least one guide element with which a movement of the mounting frame can be guided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2014
    Publication date: December 24, 2015
    Applicant: Daimler AG
    Inventors: Johannes DUENNINGER, Volker ENTENMANN, Joerg REISINGER, Florian STEINERT, Joachim WUEST
  • Publication number: 20150360711
    Abstract: A steering wheel for a motor vehicle is disclosed. The steering wheel includes an optical finger navigation module, at least one further operating element, a steering wheel electronic system and a databus for data transmission between the optical finger navigation module and the steering wheel electronic system. The at least one further operating element is directly connected to the optical finger navigation module via a signal line. The optical finger navigation module is designed in such a way as to receive a signal from the at least one further operating element and relay it on to the steering wheel electronic system via the databus. In this way, no dedicated lines from the operating element to the steering wheel electronic system are necessary. Thus, the construction space for the installation of a device consisting of an optical finger navigation module and a further operating element in a steering wheel is reduced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2014
    Publication date: December 17, 2015
    Applicant: Daimler AG
    Inventors: Volker ENTENMANN, Volker GERHARDT, Joerg REISINGER
  • Publication number: 20150355737
    Abstract: A steering wheel for a motor vehicle is disclosed. The steering wheel includes an optical finger navigation module, a steering wheel electronics unit, and a communication device for data transmission between the optical finger navigation module and the steering wheel electronics unit. The communication device is a data bus with two lines for data transmission and one line for clock pulse transmission.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2013
    Publication date: December 10, 2015
    Inventors: Kwok Chiu CHEUNG, Volker ENTENMANN, Andreas KAIL, Jing MU, Joerg REISINGER, Manuel STOTZEM
  • Publication number: 20140358368
    Abstract: A method to control functions displayed on a display unit of a vehicle uses gestures carried out in three-dimensional space. When a first gesture carried out in three-dimensional space is detected it is determined whether the detected first gesture is allocated to an activation of an operation of a function. If it is determined that the detected first gesture is the gesture allocated to the activation of the operation of the function, then the function is activated. Next a second gesture carried out in three-dimensional space is detected and it is determined whether the detected second gesture is a gesture allocated to the operation of the function. If it is determined that the detected second gesture is the gesture allocated to the operation of the function then the operation of the function is performed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2012
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Applicant: Daimler AG
    Inventors: Volker Entenmann, Stefan Mattes, Joerg Reisinger, Tingting Zhang-Xu
  • Publication number: 20130279188
    Abstract: A motor vehicle interior component with a multilayer design, with at least one inhomogeneously structured decorative layer (1), which has a plurality of regions (11, 12) of different transparencies. The decorative layer (1) is a side of the interior component that is facing an observer and includes at least one region (2) for the display of an image. A light source (4) is provided on the side of the decorative layer (1) facing away from the observer. The decorative layer (1) has a masking layer (3) on the side of the light source, with masking sections (31, 32) of different transparencies. Masking sections of lower transparency (31) are arranged on regions of higher transparency (11) and masking sections of higher transparency (32) and arranged on regions of lower transparency (12) of the decorative layer (1). A method for the production of such an interior component is disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2011
    Publication date: October 24, 2013
    Applicant: Daimler AG
    Inventors: Volker Entenmann, Stefan Herder, Joerg Reisinger