Patents by Inventor Jürgen Lerzer

Jürgen Lerzer 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: 11383600
    Abstract: A power consumption of a screen can be lowered while a motor vehicle is traveling, based on a line of vision of a user of the motor vehicle. An image of a surrounding area of the motor vehicle is captured, and a line of vision of the user of the motor vehicle is determined. The screen is switched to a normal mode of operation or a power-saving mode based on the determined line of vision. The power consumption of the screen in the power-saving mode is less than a power consumption of the screen in the normal mode of operation. The image of the surrounding area is displayed by use of the screen, at least while the screen is operated in the normal mode of operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: AUDI AG
    Inventors: Jürgen Lerzer, Andreas Prücklmeier
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20200238825
    Abstract: A power consumption of a screen can be lowered while a motor vehicle is traveling, based on a line of vision of a user of the motor vehicle. An image of a surrounding area of the motor vehicle is captured, and a line of vision of the user of the motor vehicle is determined. The screen is switched to a normal mode of operation or a power-saving mode based on the determined line of vision. The power consumption of the screen in the power-saving mode is less than a power consumption of the screen in the normal mode of operation. The image of the surrounding area is displayed by use of the screen, at least while the screen is operated in the normal mode of operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2018
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Applicant: AUDI AG
    Inventors: Jürgen LERZER, Andreas PRÜCKLMEIER
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20200110372
    Abstract: The invention present disclosure relates to a control device for redundant execution of an operating function, wherein the control device comprises at least a first processor unit and a second processor unit and a plurality of peripheral units and a first switching unit is provided for the first processor unit and a second switching unit is provided for the second processor unit, and wherein the control device is designed in a first operating mode to execute the operating function by means of the first processor unit and in the meantime to execute a predetermined auxiliary function by means of the second processor unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2018
    Publication date: April 9, 2020
    Applicant: AUDI AG
    Inventors: Matthijs PAFFEN, Hans-Georg GRUBER, Michael SCHMAILZL, Jürgen ISENBERG, Reinhard SCHIEBER, Jürgen LERZER, Thorsten ZIEßLER
  • Patent number: 10206177
    Abstract: The invention relates to managing a power consumption of a mobile communication device being capable of transmitting transmission data at a transmission data rate towards a communication network. The method comprises reducing (101) a transmission data rate within a certain transmission time interval to reduce an energy consumption of the mobile communication device by a certain amount of energy, and storing (103) the certain amount of energy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: Jürgen Lerzer, Stefan Meyer
  • Publication number: 20180241810
    Abstract: A method is disclosed for operating a motor vehicle having a computing device providing computing power, a communication device for communicating with a vehicle-external cloud provided with a server device, and a control device, wherein the control device performs an availability check indicating the existence of free computing power available from the motor vehicle for executing a computing task provided by a currently-reachable cloud as determined by the motor vehicle's communication device. From within a list of currently-reachable clouds, a target cloud to which the motor vehicle's computing power must be provided is selected either manually by user input or at least partially automatically based on availability parameters. Once a target cloud is selected, a communication link with the target cloud is established and the motor vehicle is logged into the target cloud as a provider of computing power. A motor vehicle for performing the method is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2018
    Publication date: August 23, 2018
    Applicant: AUDI AG
    Inventors: Juergen LERZER, Matthijs Paffen, Hans-Georg Gruber
  • Publication number: 20160378471
    Abstract: A processor includes cores and a context management circuit. The circuit includes logic to determine an execution context group (ECG) to be migrated between cores. The ECG is to include application threads. The circuit also includes logic to halt all execution contexts in the ECG before migrating the ECG, reassign processor affinity to designate the target core, and restart execution of the ECG.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2015
    Publication date: December 29, 2016
    Inventors: Juergen Lerzer, Marcus Mertens, Christoph Kabek
  • Patent number: 9232549
    Abstract: A method and system of facilitating the use of AT commands specified for a General Packet Radio Service (GPRS) packet domain in relation to an Evolved Packet System (EPS) packet domain is provided. An embodiment of the present invention comprises defining, in response to an AT command directed to the definition of a secondary Packet Data Protocol (PDP) context, an EPS Service Data Flow (SDF) on the basis of the secondary PDP context.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget L M Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Jürgen Lerzer, Matthias Grimm, Reinhold Schneider, Michael Hohner
  • Patent number: 8873506
    Abstract: A technique for transferring data between an application and at least two Radio Access Technology (RAT) modules selectively connectable to a network is described. A device embodiment of this technique comprises a storage adapted to hold data from the application, the data being intended to be transmitted via at least one of the RAT modules. Furthermore, the device comprises a first control mechanism adapted to initiate holding of the data in the storage when the RAT modules assume the same connection state. The connection state is selected from a connected state in which data transmission via the respective RAT is enabled and a disconnected state in which data transmission via the respective RAT is disabled. The device also comprises a second control mechanism adapted to initiate sending of the data held in the storage to the RAT module assuming the connected state when the RAT modules assumed different connection states again.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget L M Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Jürgen Lerzer, Hubert Schorr, Reinhold Schneider, Thorsten Birk, Matthias Grimm
  • Publication number: 20140286310
    Abstract: A method and system of facilitating the use of AT commands specified for a General Packet Radio Service (GPRS) packet domain in relation to an Evolved Packet System (EPS) packet domain is provided. An embodiment of the present invention comprises defining, in response to an AT command directed to the definition of a secondary Packet Data Protocol (PDP) context, an EPS Service Data Flow (SDF) on the basis of the secondary PDP context.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2014
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Inventors: Jürgen Lerzer, Matthias Grimm, Reinhold Schneider, Michael Hohner