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: 20160080699
    Abstract: Technologies for visualizing moving objects on a bowl-shaped image include a computing device to receive a first fisheye image generated by a first fisheye camera and capturing a first scene and a second fisheye image generated by a second fisheye camera and capturing a second scene overlapping with the first scene at an overlapping region. The computing device identifies a moving object in the overlapping region and modifies a projected overlapping image region to visualize the identified moving object on a virtual bowl-shaped projection surface. The projected overlapping image region is projected on the virtual bowl-shaped projection surface and corresponds with the overlapping region captured in the first and second fisheye images.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2014
    Publication date: March 17, 2016
    Inventors: Kay-Ulrich Scholl, Cornelius Buerkle, Koba Natroshvili
  • Patent number: 9244884
    Abstract: The present invention relates to controlling an optical output device for displaying a vehicle surround view containing a vehicle model, the method comprising determining display control information for at least one vehicle component, and controlling the optical output device to display the vehicle surround view such that the vehicle model is adapted to depict the at least one vehicle component according to the display control information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2016
    Assignee: Harman Becker Automotive Systems GmbH
    Inventors: Johannes Quast, Kay-Ulrich Scholl
  • Publication number: 20150178884
    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 moulds, 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 match
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2013
    Publication date: June 25, 2015
    Inventors: Kay-Ulrich Scholl, Koba Natroshvili
  • Publication number: 20150154866
    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: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2015
    Publication date: June 4, 2015
    Inventors: Kay-Ulrich Scholl, Andreas Stiegler, Heiko Oehring
  • Patent number: 8988252
    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: October 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Harman Becker Automotive Systems GmbH
    Inventors: Kay-Ulrich Scholl, Andreas Stiegler, Heiko Oehring
  • Publication number: 20150057838
    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: August 21, 2013
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Inventors: Kay-Ulrich Scholl, Fabio Cesari
  • Patent number: 8880337
    Abstract: A navigation system for an electric vehicle may ascertain a selection of a charging station based on a user input, wherein a stored position of the charging station is an ultimate destination. The navigation system can ascertain a current position of the electric vehicle. In addition, the navigation system can ascertain a reachability of a target position that is separated from the current position and the stored position of the charging station. The ascertainment of reachability can be based on the current position of the electric vehicle, the stored position of the selected charging station, and the current state of charge of the energy storage device, so that the target position and subsequently the stored position of the selected charging station are reachable with the current state of charge of the energy storage device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Harman Becker Automotive Systems GmbH
    Inventor: Kay-Ulrich Scholl
  • Publication number: 20140107888
    Abstract: The present invention relates to controlling an optical output device for displaying a vehicle surround view containing a vehicle model, the method comprising determining display control information for at least one vehicle component, and controlling the optical output device to display the vehicle surround view such that the vehicle model is adapted to depict the at least one vehicle component according to the display control information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2012
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
    Inventors: Johannes Quast, Kay-Ulrich Scholl
  • Publication number: 20130033602
    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: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2012
    Publication date: February 7, 2013
    Applicant: Harman Becker Automotive Systems GmbH
    Inventors: Johannes Quast, Kay-Ulrich Scholl, Bernd Gassmann
  • Publication number: 20120320190
    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: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2012
    Publication date: December 20, 2012
    Applicant: Harman Becker Automotive Systems GmbH
    Inventors: Koba Natroshvili, Kay-Ulrich Scholl, Johannes Quast
  • Publication number: 20120262580
    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: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2012
    Publication date: October 18, 2012
    Inventors: Klaus Huebner, Koba Natroshvili, Johannes Quast, Kay-Ulrich Scholl
  • Publication number: 20120092187
    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: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2011
    Publication date: April 19, 2012
    Applicant: Harman Becker Automotive Systems GmbH
    Inventors: Kay-Ulrich Scholl, Andreas Stiegler, Heiko Oehring
  • Publication number: 20120080178
    Abstract: An air conditioning system of an at least partly electrically driven vehicle comprises an air conditioning module that controls a temperature inside the vehicle, an air conditioning controller that controls the air conditioning module, and a detector to detect when a vehicle battery is used for driving the vehicle is charged by supplied energy. When the detector detects that the vehicle battery is being charged, the air conditioning controller uses the supplied energy directly to drive the air conditioning module.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2011
    Publication date: April 5, 2012
    Inventor: Kay-Ulrich Scholl