Patents by Inventor Kay-Ulrich Scholl

Kay-Ulrich Scholl 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: 20190069179
    Abstract: Disclosed in some examples are methods, systems, and machine readable mediums which provide for controlled access of vehicle information by trusted authority systems. These systems may allow for police and other authority figures to utilize the onboard systems of the vehicle or obtain other information about the vehicle and occupants while safely in their own vehicles prior to an initial encounter with the vehicle and occupants.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2018
    Publication date: February 28, 2019
    Inventors: Kay-Ulrich Scholl, Fabio Cesari
  • Patent number: 10210597
    Abstract: A method for flexibly sintering rare earth permanent magnetic alloy comprises: (1) weighing fine powder of rare earth permanent magnetic alloy, loading the fine powder in molds, and orientedly compacting the fine powder in a press machine and in inert atmosphere to obtain blanks and loading the blanks into charging boxes; (2) after air between the second conveying vehicle and the first isolating valve of the glove box is replaced with inert gas, opening the two isolating valves connected with each other; wherein after a first rolling wheel transmission in the second conveying vehicle transfers the charging tray into the first chamber of the glove box, the two isolating valves are closed, and the second conveying vehicle leaves; (3) after a first conveying vehicle is coupled with a third isolating valve at an end of the second chamber, locking two matching flanges of the two isolating valves tightly; (4) after the first conveying vehicle is coupled with an isolating valve of a sintering furnace, locking matchi
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Kay-Ulrich Scholl, Koba Natroshvili
  • Publication number: 20190050997
    Abstract: A visual odometry device, including: an image sensor configured to provide a first image and a second image; a visual feature extractor configured to extract at least three visual features corresponding to each of the first image and the second image; and a position determiner, configured to determine a change of a position of the at least three visual features between the first image and the second image, and to determine a degree of translation of the visual odometry device based on the determined change of position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2018
    Publication date: February 14, 2019
    Inventors: Kay-Ulrich Scholl, Koba Natroshvili
  • Publication number: 20190049239
    Abstract: An occupancy grid object determining device is provided, which may include a grid generator configured to generate an occupancy grid of a predetermined region, the occupancy grid including a plurality of grid cells and at least some of the grid cells having been assigned an information about the occupancy of the region represented by the respective grid cell, a determiner configured to determine at least one object in the occupancy grid wherein the at least one object includes a plurality of grid cells, and a remover configured to remove occupancy information from at least one grid cell of the plurality of grid cells of the determined object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2017
    Publication date: February 14, 2019
    Inventors: Koba NATROSHVILI, Kay-Ulrich SCHOLL
  • Publication number: 20190047439
    Abstract: Various aspects of this disclosure provide an area occupancy determining device. The device may include a memory configured to store at least one occupancy grid of a predetermined region, and a processor. The processor may be configured to generate the occupancy grid of the predetermined region. The occupancy grid includes a plurality of grid cells, each grid cell framed by respective grid cell frame lines. At least some of the grid cells have been assigned an information about the occupancy of the region represented by the respective grid cell. The processor may further be configured to dynamically update the occupancy grid, thereby successively generating a plurality of updated occupancy grids. Each updated occupancy grid is moved relative to the previous occupancy grid such that an origin coordinate of the updated occupancy grid is positioned on a contact point of grid cell frame lines of adjacent grid cells.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 23, 2017
    Publication date: February 14, 2019
    Inventors: Koba Natroshvili, Kay-Ulrich Scholl
  • Patent number: 10076997
    Abstract: A system operable to generate a surround view based on image data, where the image data may include image data associated with surroundings of an object, such as a vehicle. The system may also be operable to project the surround view inversely onto a bowl-shaped projection surrounding the object. Further, the system may be operable to generate a virtual user view via a virtual camera position, where the virtual camera position is on a first horizontal ellipse that is about the bowl-shaped projection at a first height. Also, the system is operable to determine a viewing direction from the virtual camera position that points at a location on a second horizontal ellipse that is about the bowl-shaped projection at a second height. The second height may be lower than the first height and the second horizontal ellipse may be smaller than the first horizontal ellipse.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: Harman Becker Automotive Systems GmbH
    Inventors: Johannes Quast, Kay-Ulrich Scholl, Bernd Gassmann
  • Publication number: 20180260699
    Abstract: Technologies for machine learning with convolutional neural networks (CNNs) and support vector machines (SVMs) include a computing device that may train a deep CNN on a training data set to recognize features of the training data set. The computing device processes the training data set with the CNN after training to extract feature vectors. The computing device trains a multiclass SVM on the feature vectors. The computing device may train a CNN on a training data set to classify the training data set. After training, the computing device may exchange a layer of the CNN with a multiclass SVM. The computing device may use the weights of the exchanged layer to generate the SVM. The computing device may convert the multiclass SVM to a series of binary SVMs. The computing device may generate a reduced set model for each of the binary SVMs. Other embodiments are described and claimed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2017
    Publication date: September 13, 2018
    Inventors: Koba Natroshvili, Kay-Ulrich Scholl
  • Publication number: 20180232851
    Abstract: Technologies for utilizing a bowl-shaped image include a computing device to receive a first fisheye image capturing a first scene and a second fisheye image capturing a second scene overlapping with the first scene at an overlapping region. The computing device generates a combined image of the first fisheye image and the second fisheye image, performs object classification on a region of interest of at least one of the first fisheye image or the second fisheye image to classify an object within the region of interest, and generates a portion of a bowl-shaped image based on the combined image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2018
    Publication date: August 16, 2018
    Inventors: Kay-Ulrich Scholl, Koba Natroshvili
  • Patent number: 10013761
    Abstract: Methods, apparatuses, and systems may provide for using the motion of a vehicle to estimate the orientation of a camera system of a vehicle relative to the vehicle. Image data may be received from a plurality of cameras positioned on the vehicle, and a first constraint set may be determined for the plurality of cameras based on a plurality of feature points in a ground plane proximate to the vehicle. A second constraint set may be determined based on one or more borders of the vehicle. One or more of the cameras may be automatically calibrated based on the first constraint set and the second constraint set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Koba Natroshvili, Kay-Ulrich Scholl
  • Publication number: 20180182083
    Abstract: An apparatus for applying a convolutional neural network (CNN) to a wide-angle camera image is described herein. The apparatus includes a camera, controller, convolution mechanism and a fully connected layer. The camera is to capture a wide-angle image, and the controller is to map the image on a 3D surface. The convolution mechanism is to perform convolution on the 3D surface and the fully connected layer is to classify a plurality of features generated by the convolution mechanism.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2016
    Publication date: June 28, 2018
    Applicant: INTEL IP CORPORATION
    Inventors: Koba Natroshvili, Kay-Ulrich Scholl
  • Patent number: 9961551
    Abstract: Disclosed in some examples are methods, systems, and machine readable mediums which provide for controlled access of vehicle information by trusted authority systems. These systems may allow for police and other authority figures to utilize the onboard systems of the vehicle or obtain other information about the vehicle and occupants while safely in their own vehicles prior to an initial encounter with the vehicle and occupants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Kay-Ulrich Scholl, Fabio Cesari
  • Patent number: 9865169
    Abstract: Displaying an environment of a vehicle comprising recording an image of an adjacent exterior environment of the vehicle in the form of image data with the aid of a plurality of image capture units and displaying an output image with the aid of a display device. A virtual, three-dimensional space and a surface are determined with the aid of an arithmetic unit the virtual, three-dimensional space being at least partially delimited by the surface. A projection of the image data onto the surface is calculated with the aid of the arithmetic unit. A virtual vehicle object from predetermined data is calculated as a computer-generated graphic in the virtual, three-dimensional space with the aid of the arithmetic unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: Harman Becker Automotive Systems GmbH
    Inventors: Bernd Gassmann, Kay-Ulrich Scholl, Johannes Quast
  • Patent number: 9685084
    Abstract: Information on a traffic event, such as a traffic accident, may be provided to a vehicle equipped with a system for performing a wireless data communication with a traffic event center. The system can determine automatically if the vehicle approaches the traffic event by receiving corresponding information in a wireless data transmission, or by a determination based on the vehicle's current position and a location of the traffic event received in a wireless data transmission. If it is determined by the system that the vehicle has approached a traffic event, the system can automatically acquire image data of the vehicle environment, and transmit the acquired image data to the traffic event center.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: Harman Becker Automotive Systems GmbH
    Inventors: Kay-Ulrich Scholl, Andreas Stiegler, Heiko Oehring
  • Patent number: 9679359
    Abstract: A surround view system that can provide a surround view, e.g., a 360° view, from a vehicle by way of cameras positioned at various locations on the vehicle. The cameras can generate image data corresponding to the surround view, and a processing device can process the image data and generate the surround view on a simulated predetermined shape that can be viewed from a display. The simulated predetermined shape can have a flat bottom with a rectangular shape and a rim with a parabolic shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: Harman Becker Automotive Systems GmbH
    Inventors: Klaus Huebner, Koba Natroshvili, Johannes Quast, Kay-Ulrich Scholl
  • Publication number: 20160371843
    Abstract: Technologies for determining a distance of an object from a vehicle include a computing device to identify an object captured in a fisheye image generated by a fisheye camera of the vehicle. The computing device projects a contour of the identified object on a selected virtual plane that is located outside the vehicle and selected from a predefined set of virtual planes based on a location of the identified object relative to the vehicle. The computing device identifies a bottom of the projected contour on the selected virtual plane and determines an intersection point of an imaginary line with a ground plane coincident with a plane on which the vehicle is positioned. The imaginary line passes through each of the identified bottom of the projected contour and the fisheye camera. The computing device determines a location of the identified object relative to the vehicle based on the determined intersection point and the identified bottom of the projected contour.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2016
    Publication date: December 22, 2016
    Inventors: Kay-Ulrich Scholl, Koba Natroshvili
  • Patent number: 9479706
    Abstract: A brightness adjustment system of a surround view system may include at least two adjacent image sensors providing images covering different fields of view of a user's surroundings. A first image sensor and a second image sensor of the at least two image sensors may be configured to capture images using an adjustable exposure time. An exposure time control unit may be provided that may be configured to determine, for the at least two adjacent image sensors, one or more brightness parameters from image data provided by the image sensors. The exposure time control unit may be further configured to control the exposure times of the image sensors such that the brightness parameter(s) determined for the first image sensor at least approximately matches one or more corresponding brightness parameters determined for the second image sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: Harman Becker Automotive Systems GmbH
    Inventors: Johannes Quast, Kay-Ulrich Scholl, Bernd Gassmann
  • Publication number: 20160284087
    Abstract: Methods, apparatuses, and systems may provide for using the motion of a vehicle to estimate the orientation of a camera system of a vehicle relative to the vehicle. Image data may be received from a plurality of cameras positioned on the vehicle, and a first constraint set may be determined for the plurality of cameras based on a plurality of feature points in a ground plane proximate to the vehicle. A second constraint set may be determined based on one or more borders of the vehicle. One or more of the cameras may be automatically calibrated based on the first constraint set and the second constraint set.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2015
    Publication date: September 29, 2016
    Applicant: INTEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Koba Natroshvili, Kay-Ulrich Scholl
  • Patent number: 9437001
    Abstract: Technologies for determining a distance of an object from a vehicle include a computing device to identify an object captured in a fisheye image generated by a fisheye camera of the vehicle. The computing device projects a contour of the identified object on a selected virtual plane that is located outside the vehicle and selected from a predefined set of virtual planes based on a location of the identified object relative to the vehicle. The computing device identifies a bottom of the projected contour on the selected virtual plane and determines an intersection point of an imaginary line with a ground plane coincident with a plane on which the vehicle is positioned. The imaginary line passes through each of the identified bottom of the projected contour and the fisheye camera. The computing device determines a location of the identified object relative to the vehicle based on the determined intersection point and the identified bottom of the projected contour.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Kay-Ulrich Scholl, Koba Natroshvili
  • Patent number: 9311706
    Abstract: A system for calibrating a vision system of an object. For example, a system for calibrating a surround view system of a vehicle. The system may be configured to capture, via a first and second image sensor, a first and second image of a plurality of objects. Upon capturing such information, the system may be configured to determine a position and orientation of the first and the second image sensor relative to the plurality of objects based on the first and the second captured image. Further, the system may be configured to determine a relative position and orientation between the first and the second image sensor based on a result of the determining a position and orientation of the first and the second image sensor. Also, the system may be configured to determine intrinsic and extrinsic parameters of the first and the second image sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Assignee: Harman Becker Automotive Systems GmbH
    Inventors: Koba Natroshvili, Kay-Ulrich Scholl, Johannes Quast
  • Publication number: 20160086333
    Abstract: Technologies for determining a distance of an object from a vehicle include a computing device to identify an object captured in a fisheye image generated by a fisheye camera of the vehicle. The computing device projects a contour of the identified object on a selected virtual plane that is located outside the vehicle and selected from a predefined set of virtual planes based on a location of the identified object relative to the vehicle. The computing device identifies a bottom of the projected contour on the selected virtual plane and determines an intersection point of an imaginary line with a ground plane coincident with a plane on which the vehicle is positioned. The imaginary line passes through each of the identified bottom of the projected contour and the fisheye camera. The computing device determines a location of the identified object relative to the vehicle based on the determined intersection point and the identified bottom of the projected contour.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2014
    Publication date: March 24, 2016
    Inventors: Kay-Ulrich Scholl, Koba Natroshvili