Patents by Inventor Kristian WEIß

Kristian WEIß 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: 10663304
    Abstract: A method for creating or augmenting a map for a motor vehicle, wherein the motor vehicle establishes its location in a surrounding environment by comparing environment data acquired by at least one sensor with map data stored in the map. The method provides a base map of a surrounding environment of the motor vehicle; provides at least one base segment, wherein the at least one base segment has at least one characteristic feature; and creates or augments the map by generating map data, wherein the map data is generated by a map creation unit by assigning the at least one provided base segment to an associated position in the provided base map. Also disclosed is a corresponding device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Volkswagen AG
    Inventors: Andreas Wege, Stephan Max, Kristian Weiß, Sascha Bauer, Mehmet Eylem Kirlangic, Robert Konnopka, Lars Krüger, Jesko Klandt, Christian Tendyck
  • Publication number: 20200108772
    Abstract: A method for activating at least one device from a transportation vehicle wherein the at least one device is activated by the transportation vehicle at least as a function of global position data of at least one pedestrian and/or at least one cyclist. The position data of the at least one pedestrian and/or the at least one cyclist is transmitted to a remotely located computer unit and is made available to a computer unit of the transportation vehicle. The activation of the at least one device as a function of the position data of pedestrians and/or cyclists is made possible in a simple and economic way.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2018
    Publication date: April 9, 2020
    Inventors: Stephan MAX, Kristian WEISS
  • Patent number: 10466064
    Abstract: A method for determining a location of a motor vehicle, wherein a respective rotational position signal is received from a respective wheel sensor of at least one wheel, and a steering angle signal is received from a steering angle sensor of a steering device, and a wheel-based location estimation is determined, the respective rotational position signal and geometric data of the at least one wheel. A respective relative location of the motor vehicle with respect to at least one object arranged in the surroundings is detected, and a respective relative change in location with respect to the at least one object is determined during a movement of the motor vehicle, and a surroundings-based location estimation is determined, and a combined location estimation of the location is determined from the wheel-based and the surroundings-based location estimation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Volkswagen AG
    Inventors: Stephan Max, Kristian Weiß, Sascha Bauer, Mehmet Eylem Kirlangic, Andreas Wege, Robert Konnopka, Lars Krüger, Jesko Klandt, Christian Tendyck
  • Patent number: 10452066
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus for transitioning a motor vehicle from a manual operating mode to an automated or assisting operating mode for driving along a saved trajectory including a memory, in which the trajectory and a tolerance region of the trajectory are saved; a mechanism for ascertaining the location of the motor vehicle relative to the saved trajectory; and a control unit, wherein the control unit is configured so that, if a predetermined criterion is met, a transition trajectory from a current instantaneous position to the saved trajectory is calculated and a steering torque is generated that steers the motor vehicle in the direction of the calculated transition trajectory, wherein the at least one criterion is a distance threshold value with respect to the saved trajectory, wherein the distance threshold value is selected so it is outside the tolerance region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: VOLKSWAGEN AG
    Inventors: Sascha Bauer, Sönke Freter, Stephan Max, Kristian Weiß
  • Publication number: 20190205672
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for supporting an advanced driver assistance system in a motor vehicle, comprising the following steps: providing a map, wherein categorized objects are stored in associated positions in the map, capturing environment data using at least one environment sensor system of the advanced driver assistance system, analyzing the captured environment data using an analysis apparatus of the advanced driver assistance system, wherein the captured environment data are analyzed for object recognition according to the categorized objects stored in the map. Furthermore, the invention relates to an associated device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2017
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Applicant: Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Max Stephan, Kristian Weiss, Sascha Bauer, Mehmet Eylem Kirlangic, Andreas Wege, Robert Konnopka, Lars Krüger, Jesko Klandt, Christian Tendyck
  • Publication number: 20180181123
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus for transitioning a motor vehicle from a manual operating mode to an automated or assisting operating mode for driving along a saved trajectory including a memory, in which the trajectory and a tolerance region of the trajectory are saved; a mechanism for ascertaining the location of the motor vehicle relative to the saved trajectory; and a control unit, wherein the control unit is configured so that, if a predetermined criterion is met, a transition trajectory from a current instantaneous position to the saved trajectory is calculated and a steering torque is generated that steers the motor vehicle in the direction of the calculated transition trajectory, wherein the at least one criterion is a distance threshold value with respect to the saved trajectory, wherein the distance threshold value is selected so it is outside the tolerance region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Publication date: June 28, 2018
    Inventors: Sascha BAUER, Sönke FRETER, Stephan MAX, Kristian WEIß
  • Publication number: 20180136666
    Abstract: A method for providing data for a first trajectory and a second trajectory where trajectory data relating to the first and second trajectories are captured. Trajectory database data are generated for the first and second trajectories based on the captured trajectory data, and the trajectory database data are stored in a non-volatile way. A trajectory comparison of the first and second trajectories is carried out based on the captured trajectory data, and at least one common section is determined during the trajectory comparison based on the first and second trajectories. The common section is stored as a common data structure for the first and second trajectories. Also disclosed is a system for providing data for a first trajectory and a second trajectory having a trajectory capture unit, a computing unit, and a memory unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2017
    Publication date: May 17, 2018
    Inventors: Stephan MAX, Kristian WEIß, Sascha BAUER, Sönke FRETER, Björn RICHTER
  • Publication number: 20180073891
    Abstract: A method for determining a location of a motor vehicle, wherein a respective rotational position signal is received from a respective wheel sensor of at least one wheel, and a steering angle signal is received from a steering angle sensor of a steering device, and a wheel-based location estimation is determined, the respective rotational position signal and geometric data of the at least one wheel. A respective relative location of the motor vehicle with respect to at least one object arranged in the surroundings is detected, and a respective relative change in location with respect to the at least one object is determined during a movement of the motor vehicle, and a surroundings-based location estimation is determined, and a combined location estimation of the location is determined from the wheel-based and the surroundings-based location estimation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2017
    Publication date: March 15, 2018
    Inventors: Stephan MAX, Kristian WEIß, Sascha BAUER, Mehmet Eylem KIRLANGIC, Andreas WEGE, Robert KONNOPKA, Lars KRÜGER, Jesko KLANDT, Christian TENDYCK
  • Publication number: 20180045521
    Abstract: A method for creating or augmenting a map for a motor vehicle, wherein the motor vehicle establishes its location in a surrounding environment by comparing environment data acquired by at least one sensor with map data stored in the map. The method provides a base map of a surrounding environment of the motor vehicle; provides at least one base segment, wherein the at least one base segment has at least one characteristic feature; and creates or augments the map by generating map data, wherein the map data is generated by a map creation unit by assigning the at least one provided base segment to an associated position in the provided base map. Also disclosed is a corresponding device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2017
    Publication date: February 15, 2018
    Inventors: Andreas WEGE, Stephan MAX, Kristian WEIß, Sascha BAUER, Mehmet Eylem KIRLANGIC, Robert KONNOPKA, Lars KRÜGER, Jesko KLANDT, Christian TENDYCK