Patents by Inventor Marcel Grein

Marcel Grein 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: 20220245929
    Abstract: A tracking system and method for tracking tools in and nearby a transportation vehicle is provided. The tracking system comprises a vehicle-based detection unit for optically acquiring tool sets in the vehicle loading space from different angles and providing digital image data as well as corresponding range information. An electronic main controller unit is operatively coupled to a communication receiving unit and communicates with the vehicle-based detection unit and a cloud-based computer system of the tracking system. A mobile computing unit includes an optical camera and a LIDAR sensor device and wirelessly communicates with the electronic main controller unit and the cloud-based computer system. The tool detection and tracking is accomplished by combining an image-based detection employing an artificial neural network in the cloud-based computer system and a signal-based detection employing the short-range wireless network communication means.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2022
    Publication date: August 4, 2022
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Turgay Isik Aslandere, Marcel Grein
  • Publication number: 20220034705
    Abstract: The invention relates to a storage system (1) for a loading space of a commercial motor vehicle. In order to make commercial motor vehicles available that can be utilized more productively and more effectively, the storage system (1) exhibits at least one weighing machine with counting scale (5), capable of being fixed in the loading space, and at least one indicating unit (7), assigned to the weighing machine with counting scale (5), for indicating a piece number of bulk commodity located on the weighing machine with counting scale (5) and/or for indicating a volume of a liquid commodity located on the weighing machine with counting scale (5).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2021
    Publication date: February 3, 2022
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Detlef Kuck, Marcel Grein, Alexandra Holz, Moritz Martinius, Ramola Rege
  • Publication number: 20210312785
    Abstract: Apparatus for recognizing left-behind objects 2 has a sensor device 3 designed to generate sensor signals 4 upon sensing a left-behind object 2, a control unit 5 designed to receive and process the sensor signals 4 and generate control signals 6 in reaction to the processed sensor signals 4, and a warning device 7, designed to receive the control signals 6 and output a warning signal 8 in reaction to the received control signals 6. A module arrangement 13 of individual component units having pairs of LED sensors and emitters may be arranged in a vehicle 14 to scan a storage region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2021
    Publication date: October 7, 2021
    Inventors: Moritz Martinius, Marcel Grein