Patents by Inventor Jan Becker

Jan Becker 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: 11137763
    Abstract: Automated driving systems intended for use in a vehicle can be simulated and validated using automatically generated simulation scenarios. A large number of simulation scenarios can be generated by augmenting a plurality of recorded scenarios with one or more extracted data streams. The extracted data streams can correspond to objects such as other vehicles, pedestrians, cyclists, or other obstacles or barriers. The extracted data streams can be generated automatically by identifying similar recorded scenarios and isolating differences between the similar recorded scenarios.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: Faraday & Future Inc.
    Inventors: Juergen Heit, Jan Becker
  • Patent number: 11117527
    Abstract: Various techniques related to a sensor for use with autonomous driving and/or navigation of a vehicle. The techniques can include use of an elongated threaded member, an intermediate threaded member, and a tertiary member. The members can be operable to extend or retract a vehicle sensor on a platform. The members can also enable the sensor to retract upon application of a force external to the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: Faraday&Future Inc.
    Inventors: Chi Hung Cao, Hong S. Bae, Richard S. Kim, Jan Becker
  • Publication number: 20210276518
    Abstract: A method for operating a brake system of a vehicle. A precontrol value for a brake pressure of the brake system is set by using an admission pressure value representing a admission pressure in the brake system and a processing specification representing a braking dynamics of the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2019
    Publication date: September 9, 2021
    Inventors: Achim Eisele, Andreas Klug, Andreas Zoebele, Jan Becker, Matthias Kranich, Philipp Weingart, Ruediger Poggenburg
  • Publication number: 20210061243
    Abstract: In a method for estimating the locking pressure in the brake system of a multi-axle vehicle during a dynamic axle-load transfer, the locking pressure is ascertained during the axle-load transfer and the wheel normal force is ascertained at two points in time during the axle-load transfer and the locking pressure is ascertained therefrom at the later point in time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2020
    Publication date: March 4, 2021
    Inventors: Achim Eisele, Andreas Klug, Andreas Zoebele, Jan Becker, Matthias Kranich, Philipp Weingart
  • Publication number: 20200331407
    Abstract: Various techniques related to a sensor for use with autonomous driving and/or navigation of a vehicle. The techniques can include use of an elongated threaded member, an intermediate threaded member, and a tertiary member. The members can be operable to extend or retract a vehicle sensor on a platform. The members can also enable the sensor to retract upon application of a force external to the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2017
    Publication date: October 22, 2020
    Inventors: Chi Hung Cao, Hong S. Bae, Richard S. Kim, Jan Becker
  • Publication number: 20200331496
    Abstract: Various techniques related to a sensor for use with autonomous driving and/or navigation of a vehicle. The techniques can include use of three members, one of the members housing a sensor for use with autonomous driving and/or navigation of the vehicle. The members can define cavities housing others of the three members.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2017
    Publication date: October 22, 2020
    Inventors: Chi Hung Cao, Hong S. Bae, Richard S. Kim, Jan Becker
  • Patent number: 10698100
    Abstract: A method for determining the position of a vehicle, including: determination of a GNS vehicle position by a GNS unit, sensor acquisition of a surrounding environment of the GNS vehicle position by a radar sensor unit of the vehicle in order to ascertain radar data corresponding to the acquired surrounding environment, detection of objects situated in the surrounding environment based on the radar data, ascertaining of a direction vector that points from a detected object to a reference point fixed to the vehicle, comparison of the radar data and the ascertained direction vector to a digital map that has objects and direction vectors assigned to the objects, the direction vectors assigned to the objects pointing to a position in the digital map from which the corresponding object was acquired by a radar sensor unit, and ascertaining of a corrected vehicle position based on the GNS vehicle position and the comparison.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Jan Becker, Oliver Pink, Soeren Kammel
  • Publication number: 20200183387
    Abstract: Automated driving systems intended for use in a vehicle can be simulated and validated using automatically generated simulation scenarios. A large number of simulation scenarios can be generated by augmenting a plurality of recorded scenarios with one or more extracted data streams. The extracted data streams can correspond to objects such as other vehicles, pedestrians, cyclists, or other obstacles or barriers. The extracted data streams can be generated automatically by identifying similar recorded scenarios and isolating differences between the similar recorded scenarios.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2017
    Publication date: June 11, 2020
    Inventors: Juergen Heit, Jan Becker
  • Patent number: 10589751
    Abstract: Systems and methods of operating an autonomous vehicle to perform an autonomous maneuver. One system includes a human machine interface and an electronic controller electrically coupled to the human machine interface. The electronic controller includes an electronic processor configured to detect at least one driving condition and determine the autonomous maneuver based on the at least one driving condition. The electronic processor is also configured to display, via the human machine interface, a maneuver notification before performing the autonomous maneuver. The electronic processor is further configured to control the autonomous vehicle to perform the autonomous maneuver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Akos Nagy, Shetty Rajaram, Jeorg Vetter, Tatiana Mamaeva, Christian Kremer, Jan Becker
  • Patent number: 10579055
    Abstract: A system and method for indicating the drive state of an autonomous vehicle. The system includes a human machine interface and an electronic controller electrically coupled to the human machine interface and which is configured to display a drive state indicator. The drive state indicator includes a mode indicator based on a current operating mode for the autonomous vehicle, a duration indicator based on a duration for the current operating mode and a descriptor based on the duration. The electronic controller is further configured to update the duration indicator and the descriptor based on a remainder of the duration. In an alternative embodiment, the electronic controller is further configured to determine whether a second operating mode is available and display a second mode indicator based on the second operating mode when a second operating mode is available.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Akos Nagy, Jan Becker
  • Publication number: 20190378363
    Abstract: Management of data and software for autonomous vehicles. In an embodiment, sensor data is received. The sensor data is collected by one or more sensor systems of one or more vehicles, and submitted by a first user via at least one network. The sensor data is automatically analyzed to detect any problems with the sensor data and to enhance the sensor data, prior to publishing a description of the sensor data in an online marketplace. A graphical user interface is generated that comprises one or more screens of the online marketplace, via which a second user may view the description of the sensor data and purchase the sensor data for download via the at least one network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2019
    Publication date: December 12, 2019
    Inventor: Jan Becker
  • Patent number: 10449957
    Abstract: Systems and methods for controlling an autonomous vehicle. One method includes receiving, with an electronic processor of the autonomous vehicle, a profile selection. The method further includes receiving, with the electronic processor, a driver profile including a plurality of settings based on the profile selection. The method further includes, when the autonomous vehicle is operating in an autonomous driving mode, controlling, with the electronic processor, at least one vehicle control system of the autonomous vehicle based on at least one of the plurality of settings. The method further includes operating, with the electronic processor, the autonomous vehicle in a manual driving mode. The method further includes receiving, with the electronic processor, data from at least one sensor while the autonomous vehicle operates in the manual driving mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Akos Nagy, Jan Becker, Shetty Rajaram, Jeorg Vetter, Christian Kremer, Tatiana Mamaeva, Shilpa Gulati
  • Patent number: 10337874
    Abstract: A navigation system is described for a vehicle equipped with an autonomous driving system. The navigation system includes a human-machine interface with a display and a user control, and an electronic controller. The controller is configured to calculate a plurality of travel routes from a determined starting point to a defined destination point. The controller determines which portions of each travel route will utilized automated driving operation and which portions will utilized manual driving operation. Based on an input received from the user control, the controller defines an automatic-manual driving preference ratio indicating a driver preference for an amount of manual driving operation relative to an amount of automatic driving operation. The controller automatically selects a route from the plurality of travel routes that most closely matches the defined automatic-manual driving preference ratio and outputs the selected route on the display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Akos Nagy, Jan Becker
  • Patent number: 10300929
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described for an adaptive user interface system for a vehicle with an automatic vehicle system. The adaptive user interface system includes a display and an electronic controller. The controller is configured to generate a graphical user interface indicative of operation of the automatic vehicle system, output the graphical user interface on the display, monitor an indicia of a driver's comfort level, and determine, based on the monitored indicia, when the driver is not comfortable with the operation of the automatic vehicle system. In response to determining that the driver is not comfortable with the operation of the automatic vehicle system, the electronic controller modifies the graphical user interface to provide an increased level of detail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Akos Nagy, Jan Becker, Moritz Achim Florian Dechant
  • Patent number: 10074274
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to a method of safely and automatically navigating in the presence of emergency vehicles. A first vehicle may receive, via communication hardware, a message indicating presence of the emergency vehicle. Such a message may originate from the emergency vehicle itself and/or from infrastructure such as a smart traffic light that can sense the presence of the emergency vehicle. The first vehicle may then determine the relative location of the emergency vehicle and automatically respond appropriately by determining a safe trajectory and navigating according to that trajectory until the emergency vehicle is out of range. In some examples, the first vehicle may detect the presence of an emergency vehicle using on-board sensors such as distance measuring sensors, depth sensors, and cameras, in addition to receiving a message via communication hardware.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: FARADAY & FUTURE INC.
    Inventors: Jan Becker, Veera Ganesh Yalla, Chongyu Wang, Bibhrajit Halder
  • Publication number: 20180197352
    Abstract: A first vehicle comprising one or more sensors configured to sense one or more characteristics of surroundings of the first vehicle, one or more cameras configured to capture images of the surroundings of the first vehicle, and one or more processors coupled to the one or more sensors and the one or more cameras. The one or more processors are configured to identify a second vehicle as a distressed vehicle using outputs from at least one of the one or more sensors and the one or more cameras, determine one or more trouble items associated with the distressed vehicle, and in response to determining the one or more trouble items, perform a set of one or more actions to assist the distressed vehicle based on the determined one or more trouble items.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2017
    Publication date: July 12, 2018
    Inventors: Veera Ganesh Ganesh, Jan Becker, Juergen Heit
  • Publication number: 20180165838
    Abstract: A system and method for detecting, with a fully or partially autonomous vehicle, a nearby object and generating a two-dimensional image representing the object is described. The vehicle can identify the nearby object using one or more included sensors and/or data from one or more high-definition (HD) maps stored in a memory device included in the vehicle, for example. In some examples, the visual representation can be colorized according to a type or other characteristic of the object. The visual representation can be displayed at a display included in the vehicle to alert a passenger of the object's presence in poor visibility conditions where the passengers may otherwise be unaware of the object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2017
    Publication date: June 14, 2018
    Inventors: Veera Ganesh Ganesh, Jan Becker
  • Publication number: 20180164119
    Abstract: Examples of the disclosure are directed to generating real-time weather maps using automotive sensors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2017
    Publication date: June 14, 2018
    Inventor: Jan Becker
  • Publication number: 20180149739
    Abstract: A method for determining the position of a vehicle, including: determination of a GNS vehicle position by a GNS unit, sensor acquisition of a surrounding environment of the GNS vehicle position by a radar sensor unit of the vehicle in order to ascertain radar data corresponding to the acquired surrounding environment, detection of objects situated in the surrounding environment based on the radar data, ascertaining of a direction vector that points from a detected object to a reference point fixed to the vehicle, comparison of the radar data and the ascertained direction vector to a digital map that has objects and direction vectors assigned to the objects, the direction vectors assigned to the objects pointing to a position in the digital map from which the corresponding object was acquired by a radar sensor unit, and ascertaining of a corrected vehicle position based on the GNS vehicle position and the comparison.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2016
    Publication date: May 31, 2018
    Inventors: Jan Becker, Oliver Pink, Soeren Kammel
  • Publication number: 20180141563
    Abstract: The disclosure is directed to classifying weather conditions using cameras and/or other sensors on a vehicle. The system can detect one or more weather conditions, such as a sunny sky, a cloudy sky, rain, lighting, thunderstorms, hail, snow, windy conditions, and darkness. The vehicle can account for the one or more weather conditions by dynamically and/or automatically modifying the vehicle's route, vehicle's mode(s) of operation, or a combination thereof. In some embodiments, the vehicle can automatically seek or suggest an alternate route; move the sun visor, sunroof, or window blind(s); change the temperature of a portion of the interior compartment; suggest a place to stop; automatically change the headlight intensity; activate fog lights and/or turn off high beams, change the distance from other vehicles; activate the electronic stability program, windshield wipers, and/or defroster; change the dynamics of driving; and/or change one or more thresholds.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Publication date: May 24, 2018
    Inventor: Jan Becker