Patents by Inventor Klaus Rink

Klaus Rink 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: 11223706
    Abstract: In a communication system for vehicle-to-environment communication, data to be transmitted is transmitted wirelessly as data packets. The system includes a communication unit and an application unit which are in contact with one another via an internal communication link, the communication unit having a high-frequency antenna and a transceiver for physical data transmission, in addition to a data processor for controlling the physical transmission. The application unit has at least one data processor configured to execute application programs, to control the access of the application programs to the vehicle-to-environment communication and to execute data communication security applications. The data processor of the application unit is configured to forward the data packets including the routing between communication users and to segment the data stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: Continental Automotive GmbH
    Inventors: Ulrich Stählin, Marc Menzel, Stefan Götz, Martin Schürmeier, Anselm Keil, Sven Kretschmar, Richard Owen, Klaus Rink
  • Publication number: 20210395185
    Abstract: The present invention provides a new, scalable synthetic method for the preparation of non-racemic 1-cyclopropyl alkyl-1-amines, e.g. (S)-1-cyclopropyl ethyl-1-amine. The method makes use of inexpensive starting materials (such as cyclopropyl methyl ketone and S-(?)-?-phenylethylamine) and is well suited for a large scale, industrial process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2019
    Publication date: December 23, 2021
    Inventors: Da DENG, Zhanquan DU, Klaus GROLL, Sabrina HOFEDITZ, Marion LAUBE, Michael PANGERL, Christian RINK, Qing XIAO, Zhibin ZHU
  • Patent number: 11169260
    Abstract: A method for determining the position of a mobile radio station by a vehicle, the method being based on a plurality of radio measurements. The invention further relates to a vehicle for carrying out such a method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Inventors: Gabriel Goron, Michael Schulmeister, Klaus Rink, Jonas Herzfeld
  • Publication number: 20210311207
    Abstract: A communication apparatus for subsequent installation in a vehicle and/or for mobile use, having: a transceiver having an antenna for wireless data transmission, a GNSS receiver having an antenna for receiving signals from a global satellite navigation system, an inertial measurement unit, and a housing enclosing the transceiver, the GNSS receiver and the inertial measurement unit at least in part. The communication apparatus is configured to use data captured by the inertial measurement unit and/or the GNSS receiver to perform motion detection, in order to ascertain a motion pattern, and to perform or prevent a data transmission by the antenna for the purpose of wireless data transmission as a function of the ascertained motion pattern. Furthermore, the a method for execution using such a communication apparatus is disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2019
    Publication date: October 7, 2021
    Inventors: Ulrich Stählin, Klaus Rink
  • Publication number: 20210131824
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for providing and receiving a vehicle position, which is based on raw satellite-navigation data and driving-dynamics data. The invention further relates to a method for calculating a driving time of a vehicle to a location of a networked end-user device on the basis of such a vehicle position. The invention further relates to an associated networked device and to an associated storage medium.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2018
    Publication date: May 6, 2021
    Inventors: Klaus Rink, Georg Fernkorn
  • Patent number: 10944775
    Abstract: An authentication device for a vehicle, wherein the vehicle has a communications network for conveying communications data. The authentication device includes a communications interface which is connectable to the communications network of the vehicle, wherein the communications interface is configured to receive the communications data, and a processor which is configured to detect a characteristic of the received communications data, wherein the processor is configured to authenticate the communications data based on a comparison of the detected characteristic with a reference characteristic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Inventors: Ulrich Stählin, Marc Menzel, Klaus Rink
  • Patent number: 10827356
    Abstract: An electronic device, having a communication module for wireless data communication with a further electronic device, which is distinguished in that the electronic device is configured to use at least one quantitative value in order to characterize a spatial reference of the electronic device to the further electronic device in order to secure the wireless data communication, with the further electronic device. Furthermore, an aspect of the invention relates to a vehicle system having at least one electronic device according to an aspect of the invention as well as a corresponding method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignees: Continental Teves AG & Co. oHG, Continental Automotive GmbH
    Inventors: Ulrich Stählin, Klaus Rink, Marc Menzel, Steffen Linkenbach
  • Publication number: 20200077263
    Abstract: An electronic device, having a communication module for wireless data communication with a further electronic device, which is distinguished in that the electronic device is configured to use at least one quantitative value in order to characterize a spatial reference of the electronic device to the further electronic device in order to secure the wireless data communication, with the further electronic device. Furthermore, an aspect of the invention relates to a vehicle system having at least one electronic device according to an aspect of the invention as well as a corresponding method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2018
    Publication date: March 5, 2020
    Inventors: Ulrich Stählin, Klaus Rink, Marc Menzel, Steffen Linkenbach
  • Publication number: 20190238579
    Abstract: An authentication device for a vehicle, wherein the vehicle has a communications network for conveying communications data. The authentication device includes a communications interface which is connectable to the communications network of the vehicle, wherein the communications interface is configured to receive the communications data, and a processor which is configured to detect a characteristic of the received communications data, wherein the processor is configured to authenticate the communications data based on a comparison of the detected characteristic with a reference characteristic.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2017
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Inventors: Ulrich Stählin, Marc Menzel, Klaus Rink
  • Publication number: 20190235072
    Abstract: A method for determining the position of a mobile radio station by a vehicle, the method being based on a plurality of radio measurements. The invention further relates to a vehicle for carrying out such a method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2017
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Inventors: Gabriel Goron, Michael Schulmeister, Klaus Rink, Jonas Herzfeld
  • Patent number: 10353076
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for providing a global navigation satellite system signal, referred to as a GNSS signal in the following, for determining a position of a vehicle, the method including: receiving an unfiltered GNSS signal, filtering the unfiltered GNSS signal on the basis of an ambient condition around the vehicle, and emitting the filtered GNSS signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Continental Teves AG & Co. oHG
    Inventors: Ulrich Stählin, Klaus Rink, Marc Menzel, Michael Zalewski
  • Patent number: 10317526
    Abstract: A sensor for outputting a first measurement signal that is dependent on a measurement variable to be detected in a vehicle, including: a sensor circuit having a measuring sensor for generating the first measurement signal on the basis of the measurement variable, and a magnetic field probe for outputting a second measurement signal that is dependent on a magnetic field to be detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Continental Teves AG & Co. oHG
    Inventor: Klaus Rink
  • Patent number: 10241153
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device for measuring an electric current between a vehicle battery and an electrical consumer connected to the vehicle battery. The claimed device includes a bus bar which picks up the electric current in the vehicle battery and guides it further to the electrical consumer, on which a first current sensor and a second current sensor which is different from the first current sensor are arranged, the current sensors being designed to measure, independently from each other, the electric current circulating in the bus bar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Continental Teves AG & Co. oHG
    Inventors: Klaus Rink, Wolfgang Jöckel
  • Patent number: 10118626
    Abstract: A system for processing sensor data in a vehicle has a processor and a chassis sensor in communication with the processor. The processor is configured to record driving dynamics data and chassis sensor data for the vehicle, and filter driving dynamics data or the chassis sensor data on the basis of the chassis sensor data or the driving dynamics data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: CONTINENTAL TEVES AG & CO. OHG
    Inventors: Ulrich Stählin, Klaus Rink, Stefan Günthner
  • Patent number: 9897498
    Abstract: A method for detecting a phase angle difference between a first periodic measurement signal and a second periodic measurement signal, wherein, for the purpose of determining a torque applied to a shaft, the two periodic measurement signals describe a rotation of the shaft at an axial distance from one another including superimposing a periodic auxiliary signal which simulates a previously known rotational speed for the shaft on the first periodic measurement signal in order to form a superimposition signal, and determining the phase angle difference on the basis of the superimposition signal and the second measurement signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: Continental Teves AG & Co. oHG
    Inventors: Bernhard Schmid, Wolfgang Jöckel, Klaus Rink
  • Publication number: 20170334350
    Abstract: The invention relates to a sensor device for a vehicle for detecting a road user in a vehicle environment, wherein the road user transmits a communication signal, with a first antenna and a second antenna, wherein the first antenna and the second antenna are designed to receive the communication signal with a phase displacement, a processor which is designed to determine a transmission direction of the communication signal on the basis of the phase displacement between the communication signal received at the first antenna and the communication signal received at the second antenna, and a distance sensor which is designed to capture angle-dependent distance measured variables of the vehicle environment, wherein the processor is designed to determine a position of the road user on the basis of the transmission direction of the communication signal and of the angle-dependent distance measured variables of the vehicle environment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2017
    Publication date: November 23, 2017
    Applicant: Continental Teves AG & Co. oHG
    Inventors: Klaus Rink, Oliver Witt
  • Patent number: 9796348
    Abstract: The invention relates to a circuit for conducting an electric current, by an electrical component, between a vehicle battery and an electrical network component that can be connected to the vehicle battery. The circuit includes a first electrical line segment and a second line segment that is separated from the first line segment by a spacer. The line segments are connected to one another by the electrical component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: Continental Teves AG & Co. oHG
    Inventors: Jakob Schillinger, Dietmar Huber, Klaus Rink, Wolfgang Jöckel, Martin Haverkamp
  • Publication number: 20170276787
    Abstract: A sensor for outputting a first measurement signal that is dependent on a measurement variable to be detected in a vehicle, including: a sensor circuit having a measuring sensor for generating the first measurement signal on the basis of the measurement variable, and a magnetic field probe for outputting a second measurement signal that is dependent on a magnetic field to be detected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2015
    Publication date: September 28, 2017
    Inventor: Klaus Rink
  • Publication number: 20170274897
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method and a system for detecting and backing up video data in a motor vehicle (1), wherein the motor vehicle (1) is provided with at least camera sensors (102, 103) for detecting the video data, characterized in that the detection and/or the backup is/are triggered in an automated manner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2015
    Publication date: September 28, 2017
    Applicant: Continental Teves AG & Co. oHG
    Inventors: Klaus Rink, Ulrich Stahlin
  • Patent number: 9772191
    Abstract: A method for determining location data for a vehicle, a control apparatus for performing the method, and to a vehicle having the control apparatus. The method includes measuring the driving dynamics data for the vehicle, measuring at least one distance of the vehicle from a stationary object and recording a distance, and filtering the driving dynamics data on the basis of the recorded distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: CONTINENTAL TEVES AG & CO. OHG
    Inventors: Ulrich Stählin, Klaus Rink, Stefan Günthner