Patents by Inventor Marc Menzel

Marc Menzel 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: 11263832
    Abstract: A data transfer device for transferring data in a communications network for a vehicle, includes a data receiving device, and a data processing device. The data processing device is configured to filter received data via a filter device based on a predetermined condition, and the data processing device is configured to generate at least one data object with at least one parameter from the filtered data. The data processing device is further configured to check whether or not status information of the at least one parameter of the at least one data object has changed relative to status information of this at least one parameter of this at least one data object at an earlier time. The data processing device is further configured to transfer the changed status information of the at least one parameter of the at least one data object to the data application device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Inventors: Ulrich Stählin, Marc Menzel
  • Patent number: 11246036
    Abstract: A vehicle system including a vehicle-to-X communication device for vehicle-to-X communication and a processing device for processing data to be sent by vehicle-to-X communication. The processing device is designed to transmit to the vehicle-to-X communication device data which are to be sent. The vehicle-to-X communication device is designed to generate an unsigned vehicle-to-X message using the transmitted data to be sent and to transmit the unsigned vehicle-to-X message to the processing device. The processing device is further designed to sign the transmitted vehicle-to-X message and to transmit the signed vehicle-to-X message to the vehicle-to-X communication device for emission. A corresponding method is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: CONTINENTAL TEVES AG & CO. OHG
    Inventor: Marc Menzel
  • 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
  • Patent number: 11218849
    Abstract: A vehicle-to-X communications system for a vehicle, includes first antenna, a second antenna, a first transceiver for transmitting and receiving a signal, the first transceiver electrically connectable to the first antenna via a first antenna interface, a second transceiver for transmitting and receiving a signal, the second transceiver electrically connectable to the second antenna via a second antenna interface, a control device connectable to the first transceiver via a first communications interface and to the second transceiver via a second communications interface. The first transceiver and the second transceiver are configured to communicate with the control device independently of one another and, further, to transmit and receive a signal independently of one another via their first antenna and the second antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: CONTINENTAL TEVES AG & CO. OHG
    Inventors: Ulrich Stählin, Marc Menzel
  • Patent number: 11184919
    Abstract: A communication apparatus for vehicle-to-X communication (V2X communication), including a first interface for V2X communication on a first communication channel, a second interface for V2X communication on a second communication channel and a computing device for processing V2X messages received and/or to be sent. The apparatus is configured, initiated by the transmission of a first V2X message by the first interface, to transmit a second V2X message by the second interface. A corresponding method as well as the use of the communication apparatus in a vehicle or a mobile apparatus is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignees: CONTINENTAL TEVES AG & CO. OHG, CONTINENTAL AUTOMOTIVE GMBH
    Inventors: Marc Menzel, Ulrich Stählin
  • Publication number: 20210345114
    Abstract: A vehicle-to-X communication apparatus including: a reception device to receive a vehicle-to-X message; a first electronic computation device to calculate a hash value for a received vehicle-to-X message; and a second electronic computation device to generate a new vehicle-to-X message using data included in the received vehicle-to-X message and to calculate a hash value for the generated vehicle-to-X message. The first electronic computation device is designed in accordance with a higher safety integrity level than the second electronic computation device, and a comparison device to make a comparison between the hash value for the received vehicle-to-X message and the hash value for the generated vehicle-to-X message. The vehicle-to-X communication apparatus further processes the data from the received vehicle-to-X message depending on a result of the comparison. Also disclosed are a corresponding method and the use of the apparatus in a vehicle or an infrastructure device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2019
    Publication date: November 4, 2021
    Inventors: Ulrich Stählin, Marc Menzel
  • Publication number: 20210321232
    Abstract: A method for supplying data which can be received by a vehicle in a vehicular ad-hoc network, in which the data is transmitted between subscribers to the vehicular ad-hoc network using a location-based communications protocol, involves: identifying a geographical location area of the vehicle; selecting a suitable communications protocol (for the identified location area; and receiving the data using the selected communications protocol in such a way that the received data is available to at least one network layer of the communications protocol.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2015
    Publication date: October 14, 2021
    Applicant: Continental Teves AG & Co. oHG
    Inventors: Sven Kretschmar, Torsten Martin, Nils Bauch, Marc Menzel, Horst Geib
  • Patent number: 11139900
    Abstract: A vehicle-to-X communication system having a vehicle-to-X communication module. The vehicle-to-X communication module continuously carries out self-tests which are based on receiving test messages and evaluating test messages in order to recognize errors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Inventors: Sven Kretschmar, Marc Menzel, Michael Bruechle, Nils Bauch, Torsten Martin
  • Patent number: 11129024
    Abstract: A vehicle-to-X communication apparatus includes a generating device which is designed to generate a vehicle-to-X message to be sent, a signing device which is designed to sign the vehicle-to-X message to be sent, a first verification device which is designed to verify the vehicle-to-X message to be sent, a transmitting device which is designed to send the vehicle-to-X message. The first verification device is configured according to a higher safety integrity level than the generating device, the signing device and/or the transmitting device. Furthermore, a corresponding method as well as the use of the apparatus in a vehicle or an infrastructure facility is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignees: Continental Automotive Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Ulrich Stählin, Marc Menzel, Andrew Kirby
  • Publication number: 20210219139
    Abstract: A vehicle-to-X communication device for a vehicle, containing: a sending device for sending out vehicle-to-X messages, a receiving device for receiving vehicle-to-X messages, and a processing apparatus for processing vehicle-to-X messages to be sent and received. The communication device is configured to send out information for identifying a manufacturer of the vehicle and is furthermore configured to determine, by the processing apparatus, a level of trust of a vehicle-to-X message of a further vehicle received by the receiving device, utilizing information for identifying a manufacturer of the further vehicle which is contained by the vehicle-to-X message of the further vehicle. Furthermore, a corresponding method is disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2019
    Publication date: July 15, 2021
    Inventors: Marc Menzel, Ulrich Stählin
  • Publication number: 20210099243
    Abstract: A vehicle-to-X communication system having a vehicle-to-X communication module. The vehicle-to-X communication module continuously carries out self-tests which are based on receiving test messages and evaluating test messages in order to recognize errors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2018
    Publication date: April 1, 2021
    Inventors: Sven Kretschmar, Marc Menzel, Michael Bruechle, Nils Bauch, Torsten Martin
  • Publication number: 20210081571
    Abstract: A method for ensuring integrity of data sent by a vehicle V2X communication device to a control module to ensure operational safety, including: receiving data transferred by vehicle-to-X communication by a first computing apparatus of the V2X communication device, storing the data in a data memory, forwarding the data to a second computing apparatus, receiving the data by the second computing apparatus, establishing whether an action is to be triggered for the data and, in response, transmitting the data to a comparison apparatus, carrying out a comparison test for the data provided by the second computing apparatus with the data stored in the data memory and, in response to the test being passed, outputting the data and/or a control instruction and/or a warning message by the V2X communication device to a control module. Furthermore, a corresponding vehicle-to-X device and the use of the device in a vehicle are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2019
    Publication date: March 18, 2021
    Inventors: Marc Menzel, Ulrich Stählin
  • Patent number: 10952042
    Abstract: A method of processing a vehicle-to-X message in a plurality of stages in a vehicle-to-X communications module, processing being performed in at least some of the stages in dependence upon an area status such that the outlay for providing vehicle-to-X communication in different geographical areas can be considerably reduced. The invention also relates to a vehicle-to-X communications module and a storage medium for performing the method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Continental Teves AG & Co. OHG
    Inventor: Marc Menzel
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20210037565
    Abstract: A communication apparatus for vehicle-to-X communication (V2X communication), including a first interface for V2X communication on a first communication channel, a second interface for V2X communication on a second communication channel and a computing device for processing V2X messages received and/or to be sent. The apparatus is configured, initiated by the transmission of a first V2X message by the first interface, to transmit a second V2X message by the second interface. A corresponding method as well as the use of the communication apparatus in a vehicle or a mobile apparatus is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2019
    Publication date: February 4, 2021
    Inventors: Marc Menzel, Ulrich Stählin
  • Patent number: 10873840
    Abstract: A communication apparatus for vehicle-to-X communication (V2X communication), including: a first V2X interface for transmitting and/or receiving vehicle-to-X messages by a first wireless communication technology, a second V2X interface for transmitting and/or receiving vehicle-to-X messages by a second wireless communication technology. Wherein the apparatus is configured to transmit information, which is received with a vehicle-to-X message by the first interface, by the second interface. The information received or respectively to be transmitted can be expediently had by at least one appropriate vehicle-to-X message received or respectively to be transmitted. A corresponding method as well as the use of the apparatus is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Inventors: Marc Menzel, Ulrich Stählin
  • Patent number: 10868575
    Abstract: A compensator for compensating line or coupling losses of a signal transmission path for transmitting a communication signal between an antenna and an electronic control unit, including at least one first interface for connecting to the antenna and a second interface for connecting to the electronic control unit, and which is furthermore notable in that, in addition to the communication signal, the compensator is configured to output a position signal for position determination. An electronic circuit arrangement for operating at least one antenna and an antenna device is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Inventors: Ulrich Stählin, Marc Menzel
  • 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
  • Patent number: 10783780
    Abstract: A method for handling a control card, wherein the control card is received by another vehicle. This provides an increased degree of safety in situations to be regulated, as it is possible to compare control cards of different vehicles and coordinate them if necessary.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Continental Teves AG & Co. oHG
    Inventors: Bastian Zydek, Thomas Grotendorst, Enno Kelling, Stefan Lüke, Marc Menzel
  • Patent number: 10776195
    Abstract: An apparatus for protecting signals, including a first electronic computing device, and a second electronic computing device, wherein the second electronic computing device has a checking device, wherein the first and second electronic computing devices are designed to receive one or more different signals from one another and/or to emit them to one another, wherein the checking device is designed to check signals received from the second electronic computing device for formal correctness and/or to check the plausibility of said signals and to transmit the signals to the first electronic computing device and/or to a bus for transmitting data on the basis of the plausibility check and/or the check for formal correctness, wherein the second electronic computing device is configured according to a higher safety integrity level than the first electronic computing device. A corresponding method and to the use of the apparatus in a vehicle is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignees: Continental Teves AG & Co. oHG, Continental Automotive Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Marc Menzel, Andrew Kirby, Robert Faust D'Avello