Patents by Inventor Krzysztof Miksa

Krzysztof Miksa 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: 20220214174
    Abstract: Methods and systems for improved positioning accuracy relative to a digital map are disclosed, and which are preferably used for highly and fully automated driving applications, and which may use localisation reference data associated with a digital map. The invention further extends to methods and systems for the generation of localisation reference data associated with a digital map.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2022
    Publication date: July 7, 2022
    Inventors: Krzysztof Kudrynski, Krzysztof Miksa, Rafal Jan Gliszczynski, Blazej Kubiak
  • Patent number: 11287264
    Abstract: ABSTRACT METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR GENERATING AND USING LOCALISATION REFERENCE DATA 5 Methods and systems for improved positioning accuracy relative to a digital map are disclosed, and which are preferably used for highly and fully automated driving applications, and which may use localisation reference data associated with a digital map. The invention further extends to methods and systems for the generation of localisation reference data associated with a digital map.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: TOMTOM INTERNATIONAL B.V.
    Inventors: Krzysztof Kudrynski, Krzysztof Miksa, Rafal Jan Gliszczynski, Blazej Kubiak
  • Patent number: 11274928
    Abstract: Methods and systems for improved positioning accuracy relative to a digital map are disclosed, and which are preferably used for highly and fully automated driving applications, and which may use localisation reference data associated with a digital map. The invention further extends to methods and systems for the generation of localisation reference data associated with a digital map.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: TOMTOM GLOBAL CONTENT B.V.
    Inventors: Krzysztof Kudrynski, Krzysztof Miksa, Rafal Jan Gliszczynski, Blazej Kubiak
  • Patent number: 11137255
    Abstract: Methods and systems for improved positioning accuracy relative to a digital map are disclosed, and which are preferably used for highly and fully automated driving applications, and which may use localisation reference data associated with a digital map. The invention further extends to methods and systems for the generation of localisation reference data associated with a digital map.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: TOMTOM GLOBAL CONTENT B.V.
    Inventors: Krzysztof Kudrynski, Krzysztof Miksa, Rafal Jan Gliszczynski, Blazej Kubiak
  • Patent number: 11085775
    Abstract: Methods and systems for classifying data points of a point cloud indicative of the environment around a vehicle by using features of a digital map relating to a deemed current position of the vehicle. Such methods and systems can be used to detect road actors, such as other vehicles, around a vehicle capable of sensing its environment as a point cloud; preferably used by highly and fully automated driving applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: TOMTOM GLOBAL CONTENT B.V.
    Inventors: Blazej Kubiak, Krzysztof Kudrynski, Krzysztof Miksa, Rafal Jan Gliszczynski
  • Patent number: 10948302
    Abstract: Methods and systems for improved positioning accuracy relative to a digital map are disclosed, and which are preferably used for highly and fully automated driving applications, and which may use localisation reference data associated with a digital map. A vehicle localization is obtained by comparing real time depth map acquired by a sensor associated to the vehicle to a depth map associated to a digital map. The depth maps are indicative of an environment around the vehicle. Longitudinal and lateral offsets of the vehicle with respect to the digital map are determined. The invention further extends to methods and systems for the generation of localisation reference data associated with a digital map.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: TOMTOM GLOBAL CONTENT B.V.
    Inventors: Krzysztof Kudrynski, Krzysztof Miksa, Rafal Jan Gliszczynski, Blazej Kubiak
  • Publication number: 20190226853
    Abstract: Methods and systems for classifying data points of a point cloud indicative of the environment around a vehicle by using features of a digital map relating to a deemed current position of the vehicle. Such methods and systems can be used to detect road actors, such as other vehicles, around a vehicle capable of sensing its environment as a point cloud; preferably used by highly and fully automated driving applications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2017
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Inventors: Blazej Kubiak, Krzysztof Kudrynski, Krzysztof Miksa, Rafal Jan Gliszczynski
  • Patent number: 10240934
    Abstract: A method of determining a longitudinal position of a vehicle (100) relative to a digital map is disclosed in which real time scan data (200, 202) is determined by scanning a lateral environment around the vehicle using at least one range-finder sensor, said real time scan data comprising one or more depth maps, each depth map representing the measured lateral distance to surfaces in the lateral environment for a plurality of longitudinal positions and elevations. Localization reference data associated with the digital map for a deemed current longitudinal position of the vehicle (100) in relation to the digital map is retrieved, and compared to the real time scan data (200, 202) by calculating a cross-correlation to determine a longitudinal offset. The deemed current longitudinal position is adjusted based on said longitudinal offset to determine the longitudinal position of the vehicle (100) relative to the digital map.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: TOMTOM GLOBAL CONTENT B.V.
    Inventors: Krzysztof Miksa, Rafal Jan Gliszczynski, Blazej Kubiak
  • Publication number: 20190003838
    Abstract: Methods and systems for improved positioning accuracy relative to a digital map are disclosed, and which are preferably used for highly and fully automated driving applications, and which may use localisation reference data associated with a digital map. The invention further extends to methods and systems for the generation of localisation reference data associated with a digital map.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2016
    Publication date: January 3, 2019
    Inventors: Krzysztof Kudrynski, Krzysztof Miksa, Rafal Jan Gliszczynski, Blazej Kubiak
  • Publication number: 20180364349
    Abstract: ABSTRACT METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR GENERATING AND USING LOCALISATION REFERENCE DATA 5 Methods and systems for improved positioning accuracy relative to a digital map are disclosed, and which are preferably used for highly and fully automated driving applications, and which may use localisation reference data associated with a digital map. The invention further extends to methods and systems for the generation of localisation reference data associated with a digital map.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2016
    Publication date: December 20, 2018
    Inventors: Krzysztof Kudrynski, Krzysztof Miksa, Rafal Jan Gliszczynski, Blazej Kubiak
  • Publication number: 20180209796
    Abstract: Methods and systems for improved positioning accuracy relative to a digital map are disclosed, and which are preferably used for highly and fully automated driving applications, and which may use localisation reference data associated with a digital map. The invention further extends to methods and systems for the generation of localisation reference data associated with a digital map.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2016
    Publication date: July 26, 2018
    Inventors: Krzysztof Kudrynski, Krzysztof Miksa, Rafal Jan Gliszczynski, Blazej Kubiak
  • Publication number: 20180202814
    Abstract: Methods and systems for improved positioning accuracy relative to a digital map are disclosed, and which are preferably used for highly and fully automated driving applications, and which may use localisation reference data associated with a digital map. A vehicle localization is obtained by comparing real time depth map acquired by a sensor associated to the vehicle to a depth map associated to a digital map. The depth maps are indicative of an environment around the vehicle. Longitudinal and lateral offsets of the vehicle with respect to the digital map are determined. The invention further extends to methods and systems for the generation of localisation reference data associated with a digital map.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2016
    Publication date: July 19, 2018
    Inventors: Krzysztof Kudrynski, Krzysztof Miksa, Rafal Jan Gliszczynski, Blazej Kubiak
  • Publication number: 20170052032
    Abstract: A method of determining a longitudinal position of a vehicle (100) relative to a digital map is disclosed in which real time scan data (200, 202) is determined by scanning a lateral environment around the vehicle using at least one range-finder sensor, said real time scan data comprising one or more depth maps, each depth map representing the measured lateral distance to surfaces in the lateral environment for a plurality of longitudinal positions and elevations. Localisation reference data associated with the digital map for a deemed current longitudinal position of the vehicle (100) in relation to the digital map is retrieved, and compared to the real time scan data (200, 202) by calculating a cross-correlation to determine a longitudinal offset. The deemed current longitudinal position is adjusted based on said longitudinal offset to determine the longitudinal position of the vehicle (100) relative to the digital map.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2015
    Publication date: February 23, 2017
    Inventors: Krzysztof Miksa, Rafal Jan Gliszczynski, Blazej Kubiak
  • Patent number: 9052207
    Abstract: A navigation system for use in a vehicle (402). The system includes an absolute position sensor, such as GPS, in addition to one or more additional sensors, such as a camera, laser scanner, or radar. The system further comprises a digital map or database that includes records for at least some of the vehicle's surrounding objects (400). These records can include relative positional attributes with respect to a reference axis (404). As the vehicle (402) moves, sensors sense the presence of at least some of these objects (400), and measure the vehicle's relative position to those objects. This information is used to determine the vehicle's instantaneous lateral offset (428) relative to the reference axis (404), and support features such as enhanced driving directions, collision avoidance, or automatic assisted driving. The system also allows new objects (408, 414) to be attributed using relative positioning, and thereby factored into the enhanced navigation features.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2015
    Assignee: TomTom Polska Sp. z o.o.
    Inventors: Krzysztof Miksa, Krzysztof Smiechowicz
  • Patent number: 8958980
    Abstract: A method of generating a geodetic reference database product is disclosed The method comprises acquiring mobile mapping data captured by means of digital cameras, range sensors and position determination means including GPS and IMU mounted to a vehicle driving across the earth surface, the mobile mapping data comprising simultaneously captured image data, range data and associated position data in a geographic coordinate system. Linear stationary earth surface features are derived from the mobile mapping data by processing the image data, range data and associated position data. 3D-models are generated for the linear stationary earth surface features in the geographic coordinate system from the image data, range data and associated position data and stored in a database to obtain the geodetic reference database product. A 3D-model could include an image representing the colors of the surface of the 3D model or a set of smaller images representing photo-identifiable objects along the model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignees: TomTom Polska Sp. z o.o., TomTom North America, Inc.
    Inventors: Krzysztof Miksa, Jay Clark, James Edward Hagan
  • Publication number: 20140379254
    Abstract: A positioning method for use in a vehicle navigation or mapping system is disclosed, and a system implementing such a method. The method comprises obtaining one or more sets of sensor measurement data from at least one sensor located on or in a vehicle, each set of sensor measurement being indicative of the distance of objects in an environment around the vehicle from the sensor, and each set of sensor measurement data comprising data obtained from a range of positions in a time or distance window along the direction of travel of the vehicle. A correlation procedure is performed correlating the one or more sets of sensor measurement data with stored reference sensor measurement data, and a relative position of the vehicle against stored location data associated with the stored reference sensor measurement data is determined in dependence on the correlation procedure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2014
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventors: Krzysztof Miksa, Krzysztof Smiechowicz, Hubert Nowak
  • Patent number: 8612151
    Abstract: A navigation method and navigation system are disclosed. In at least one embodiment, the method has the following actions: a.) receiving position data from a position determining device; b.) when approaching a junction with the navigation system, displaying the junction view on a display, the junction view showing data as to a real-life view of the junction inclusive of an image of each signpost present on the junction as visible to a user of the navigation system; c.) receiving route information from route planning software indicating a route to be followed by the user; and d.) highlighting on the display a signpost related to a road segment to be followed by the user relative to all other signposts as shown on the display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Inventors: Marcus Winkler, Krzysztof Miksa
  • Patent number: 8571354
    Abstract: A method of reducing the spatial resolution of images is disclosed. At least one embodiment of the method includes: —acquiring an input image including image parts having a spatial resolution larger than SR pixels/meter; —acquiring a depth map associated with the input image; —determining for each pixel p(x,y) a spatial resolution value by means of the depth map; —processing a region of pixels of the input image for which holds that the spatial resolution value is larger than a predefined threshold corresponding to SR pixels/meter to obtain a corresponding region of pixels having a spatial resolution smaller then or equal to SR pixels/meter in an output image. The method enables to removes privacy information from images by reducing the spatial resolution to a level that the privacy information cannot be recognized in the image anymore.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: Tomtom Global Content B.V.
    Inventors: Krzysztof Miksa, Marcin Michal Kmiecik
  • Patent number: 8326532
    Abstract: In one embodiment of the present invention, a method of and apparatus for determining inaccurate GPS samples in a set of GPS samples is disclosed, according to the following actions: a) obtaining GPS samples as taken by a global positioning system on board a vehicle when traveling along a trajectory; b) obtaining a first estimation of the trajectory based on the GPS samples; c) obtaining a second estimation of the trajectory at least based on measurements made by an inertial measurement unit on board vehicle when traveling along the trajectory; d) comparing the first and second estimations; e) establishing locations where the first estimation shows a variation compared with the second estimation above a predetermined threshold; f) if no such locations can be established continue with action j), otherwise continue with action g); g) removing GPS samples associated with the locations of high variation as being inaccurate GPS samples, thus forming a set of remaining GPS samples; h) calculating the first estimati
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Tomtom Global Content B.V.
    Inventors: Marcin Michal Kmiecik, Krzysztof Miksa
  • Publication number: 20120271540
    Abstract: A navigation system for use in a vehicle (402). The system includes an absolute position sensor, such as GPS, in addition to one or more additional sensors, such as a camera, laser scanner, or radar. The system further comprises a digital map or database that includes records for at least some of the vehicle's surrounding objects (400). These records can include relative positional attributes with respect to a reference axis (404). As the vehicle (402) moves, sensors sense the presence of at least some of these objects (400), and measure the vehicle's relative position to those objects. This information is used to determine the vehicle's instantaneous lateral offset (428) relative to the reference axis (404), and support features such as enhanced driving directions, collision avoidance, or automatic assisted driving. The system also allows new objects (408, 414) to be attributed using relative positioning, and thereby factored into the enhanced navigation features.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2009
    Publication date: October 25, 2012
    Inventors: Krzysztof Miksa, Krzysztof Smiechowicz