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: 9746503
    Abstract: A method for adjusting a current sensor with a measuring element having a broken rational current-voltage characteristic curve, including:—changing the broken rational profile of the broken rational current-voltage characteristic curve of the measuring element on the basis of at least one predetermined condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: Continental Teves AG & Co. oHG
    Inventors: Klaus Rink, Wolfgang Jöckel
  • Patent number: 9658069
    Abstract: A method for determining a reference position as the basis for a starting position for an inertial navigation system which is designed to determine the location of a vehicle on the basis of the starting position and a change in the relative position of the vehicle, the method including the steps of: detecting an ambient condition around the vehicle, determining a position of the vehicle at the location of the detected ambient condition, and assigning the determined position to the detected ambient condition as a reference position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: Continental Teves AG & Co. oHG
    Inventors: Ulrich Stählin, Klaus Rink, Marc Menzel, Michael Zalewski
  • Patent number: 9651586
    Abstract: A method for checking the plausibility of a measurement result for an electric current by a current sensor connected to an electrical circuit, the method including: making a predetermined change to the switching state of the electrical circuit; detecting, by the current sensor, a change to the electric current resulting from the change to the switching state as a measurement result; and checking the plausibility of the measurement result by contrasting the change to the switching state and the change to the electric current.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: Continental Teves AG & Co. oHG
    Inventors: Jörg Eckrich, Wolfgang Jöckel, Klaus Rink, Martin Haverkamp, Torsten Martin, Jens Herchenröder
  • Patent number: 9582446
    Abstract: A device for distributing data about a vehicle, has a first sensor data reception interface for receiving first sensor data from a first sensor, a second sensor data reception interface for receiving second sensor data from a second sensor, and a transmission interface for transmitting the data about the vehicle on the basis of the first sensor data and the second sensor data to a receiver. A vehicle and an on-board system which incorporate the devise are also encompassed herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: CONTINENTAL TEVES AG & CO. OHG
    Inventors: Stefan Günthner, Klaus Rink, Ulrich Stählin, Jürgen Kunz
  • Patent number: 9562772
    Abstract: A method for determining initial data for determining position data of a vehicle based on driving dynamics data, the method including: assigning a determined environment status at a determined position of the vehicle to the determined position of the vehicle; detecting on environment status; and—using the determined position as initial data if a contrast of the detected environment status and the determined environmental status satisfies a predetermined condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Assignee: Continental Teves AG & Co. oHG
    Inventors: Michael Zalewski, Klaus Rink, Marc Menzel, Ulrich Stählin
  • Patent number: 9272585
    Abstract: A method for filtering data in a tire pressure monitoring system for a vehicle includes the steps of: recording a variable that is dependent on the tire radius for a wheel of the vehicle, and filtering the variable that is dependent on the tire radius on the basis of driving dynamics data and/or a global navigation satellite system signal, called GNSS signal below. A vehicle control system and a vehicle having the control system are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Assignee: CONTINENTAL TEVES AG & CO. OHG
    Inventors: Ulrich Stählin, Klaus Rink, Stefan Günthner, Bernhard Schmid
  • Publication number: 20150369608
    Abstract: A method for determining a reference position as the basis for a starting position for an inertial navigation system which is designed to determine the location of a vehicle on the basis of the starting position and a change in the relative position of the vehicle, the method including the steps of: detecting an ambient condition around the vehicle, determining a position of the vehicle at the location of the detected ambient condition, and assigning the determined position to the detected ambient condition as a reference position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2013
    Publication date: December 24, 2015
    Inventors: Ulrich Stählin, Klaus Rink, Marc Menzel, Michael Zalewski
  • Publication number: 20150362388
    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: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2013
    Publication date: December 17, 2015
    Inventors: Bernhard Schmid, Wolfgang Jöckel, Klaus Rink
  • Publication number: 20150346312
    Abstract: A method for setting up a current sensor having an internal resistance which is dependent on the current which is to be measured, wherein the internal resistance is set to a setpoint voltage drop as part of a regulation of an actual voltage drop across the current sensor, including calibration or checking the plausibility of operation of the current sensor based on a characteristic curve, in which the current which is to be measured is compared to a variable which is dependent on the internal resistance or to the internal resistance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2013
    Publication date: December 3, 2015
    Inventors: Jörg Eckrich, Wolfgang Jöckel, Klaus Rink, Torsten Martin, Martin Haverkamp, Jens Herchenröder
  • Publication number: 20150330793
    Abstract: A method for determining initial data for determining position data of a vehicle based on driving dynamics data, the method including: assigning a determined environment status at a determined position of the vehicle to the determined position of the vehicle; detecting an environment status; and—using the determined position as initial data if a contrast of the detected environment status and the determined environmental status satisfies a predetermined condition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2013
    Publication date: November 19, 2015
    Inventors: Michael Zalewski, Klaus Rink, Marc Menzel, Ulrich Stählin
  • Publication number: 20150323607
    Abstract: A method for adjusting a current sensor with a measuring element having a broken rational current-voltage characteristic curve, including:—changing the broken rational profile of the broken rational current-voltage characteristic curve of the measuring element on the basis of at least one predetermined condition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2013
    Publication date: November 12, 2015
    Inventors: Klaus Rink, Wolfgang Jöckel
  • Publication number: 20150309181
    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: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2013
    Publication date: October 29, 2015
    Applicant: Continental Teves AG & Co. oHG
    Inventors: Ulrich Stählin, Klaus Rink, Marc Menzel, Michael Zalewski
  • Publication number: 20150237561
    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: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2013
    Publication date: August 20, 2015
    Inventors: Ulrich Stählin, Marc Menzel, Stefan Götz, Martin Schürmeier, Anselm Keil, Sven Kretschmar, Richard Owen, Klaus Rink
  • Publication number: 20150219696
    Abstract: A method for checking the plausibility of a measurement result for an electric current by a current sensor connected to an electrical circuit, the method including: making a predetermined change to the switching state of the electrical circuit; detecting, by the current sensor, a change to the electric current resulting from the change to the switching state as a measurement result; and checking the plausibility of the measurement result by contrasting the change to the switching state and the change to the electric current.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2013
    Publication date: August 6, 2015
    Applicant: Continental Teves AG & Co. OHG
    Inventors: Jörg Eckrich, Wolfgang Jöckel, Klaus Rink, Martin Haverkamp, Torsten Martin, Jens Herchenröder
  • Publication number: 20140327535
    Abstract: A method for filtering data in a tire pressure monitoring system for a vehicle includes the steps of: recording a variable that is dependent on the tire radius for a wheel of the vehicle, and filtering the variable that is dependent on the tire radius on the basis of driving dynamics data and/or a global navigation satellite system signal, called GNSS signal below. A vehicle control system and a vehicle having the control system are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2012
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Applicant: Continental Teves AG & Co. oHG
    Inventors: Stefan Günthner, Klaus Rink, Ulrich Stählin, Bernhard Schmid
  • Publication number: 20140257634
    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: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2012
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Inventors: Ulrich Stählin, Klaus Rink, Stefan Günthner
  • Publication number: 20140244169
    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: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2012
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Inventors: Ulrich Stählin, Klaus Rink, Stefan Günthner
  • Publication number: 20140239711
    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: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2012
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Applicant: Continental Teves AG & Co. oHG
    Inventors: Jakob Schillinger, Dietmar Huber, Klaus Rink, Wolfgang Jöckel, Martin Haverkamp
  • Publication number: 20140210479
    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: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2012
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Applicant: CONTINENTAL TEVES AG & CO. OHG
    Inventors: Klaus Rink, Wolfgang Jöckel
  • Publication number: 20140215115
    Abstract: A device for distributing data about a vehicle, has a first sensor data reception interface for receiving first sensor data from a first sensor, a second sensor data reception interface for receiving second sensor data from a second sensor, and a transmission interface for transmitting the data about the vehicle on the basis of the first sensor data and the second sensor data to a receiver. A vehicle and an on-board system which incorporate the devise are also encompassed herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2012
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Applicant: Continental Teves AG & Co. oHG
    Inventors: Stefan Günthner, Klaus Rink, Ulrick Stählin, Jürgen Kunz