Patents by Inventor Marek Strassenburg-Kleciak

Marek Strassenburg-Kleciak 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: 20200290428
    Abstract: Method and device for determining a driver state including measuring volatile organic compounds in a passenger compartment at a first and second measuring time, measuring volatile organic compounds in the external air, determining differential values of the volatile organic compounds by comparing the measured values with a sum of the first measured value when in air intake mode and the external measured value when in air intake mode, and in the air recirculation mode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2020
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Inventor: Marek Strassenburg-Kleciak
  • Patent number: 10295357
    Abstract: Various embodiments relate to techniques of providing route guidance along a planned route leading through at least one intersection. Predetermined attributes for a respective transition through the at least one intersection are retrieved from a database, the attributes specifying at least a curved path modelling a geometrical form of the transition. The curved path is displayed in a map view for route guidance along a planned route.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: HARMAN BECKER AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS MGBH
    Inventor: Marek Strassenburg-Kleciak
  • Patent number: 9835462
    Abstract: A navigation system has a database which stores index data for, respectively, a tile of a tiling. The index data includes, for each one of plural cells of a grid which is superimposed on the tile, respectively an identifier for each triangular face of a triangulated irregular network which at least partially overlaps with the respective cell. The plural cells of the grid are defined so as to cover the respective tile. A processing device of the navigation system is configured to use the index data to determine a triangular face on which a map feature having given lateral coordinates is located, in order to determine a height coordinate of the map feature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: HARMAN BECKER AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS GMBH
    Inventors: Vladimir Ivanov, Thomas Feldbauer, Alexey Pryakhin, Peter Kunath, Marek Strassenburg-Kleciak
  • Patent number: 9824482
    Abstract: Techniques for displaying a 3d map view of a 3d geographical map are provided. A database stores data which defines the 3d geographical map in a layered hierarchy comprising data layers which can be individually rendered for the 3d map view. The database comprises a data layer of a digital terrain model which is modelling a terrain surface and a data layer of a 3d road network comprising 3d road elements. A processor is configured for selecting specific data layers of the database in response to a resolution setting of the 3d map view and to render the 3d map view using the selected specific data layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: HARMAN BECKER AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS GMBH
    Inventors: Peter Kunath, Vladimir Ivanov, Viktor Samokhin, Alexey Pryakhin, Marek Strassenburg-Kleciak
  • Patent number: 9797733
    Abstract: Navigation system and method of determining a vehicle position A navigation system comprises an image sensor configured to capture image data. A map database comprises street lighting data which includes, for a plurality of street lights (41), position data indicating a position (31) at which a street light (41) is installed and height data indicating a height (34) at which a light source (42) of the street light (41) is located. A processing device is configured to refine a position estimate by analyzing the image data using the street lighting data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: HARMAN BECKER AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS GMBH
    Inventor: Marek Strassenburg-Kleciak
  • Patent number: 9734619
    Abstract: Techniques for generating a 3-dimensional map view of a navigation system are disclosed. A position module determines a position of a user to which the 3-dimensional map view is to be displayed, a viewing direction and elevation for the user. A map viewer generates the 3-dimensional map view of the map data, wherein for objects located within a predefined distance to the position of the user the position and the representation of each object is calculated taking into account the viewing direction and the elevation, wherein for objects located outside the predefined distance at least one group of objects, to which the objects belong, is identified, and for each identified group the background image is selected and displayed in which the 3-dimensional objects of the identified group are shown from the determined viewing direction and elevation. A display device displays the generated map view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: HARMAN BECKER AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS GMBH
    Inventors: Marek Strassenburg-Kleciak, Alexey Pryakhin, Thomas Feldbauer
  • Patent number: 9574897
    Abstract: In a method of generating a database for use in outputting three- dimensional maps, a projection of a two-dimensional road vector onto a three-dimensional surface defined by digital terrain model data is determined. At least one three-dimensional road vector (94, 95, 98, 99) is determined based on the established projection and is stored in the database. The database is generated before it is deployed to a navigation device for use in outputting three-dimensional maps. A method of outputting three-dimensional maps and a navigation device may use the thus generated database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: HARMAN BECKER AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS GMBH
    Inventor: Marek Strassenburg-Kleciak
  • Patent number: 9568332
    Abstract: A navigation system has a database storing data for reconstructing three-dimensional roof structures. The data includes information on edges of at least one closed polygon and a type identifier respectively stored in the database for each one of the edges. Each one of the type identifiers is respectively selected from a finite set of type identifiers. Plural planar faces are generated to reconstruct the roof structure. The planar faces are respectively determined such that they pass through an edge of the polygon and have an orientation determined based on the type identifier stored for the edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: HARMAN BECKER AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS GMBH
    Inventor: Marek Strassenburg-Kleciak
  • Patent number: 9501867
    Abstract: A system for displaying three-dimensional landscapes includes a processor and a storage device in communication with the processor. The processor is configured to identify at least one predetermined landscape element in a landscape to be displayed, individually calculate a representation of the at least one predetermined landscape element and cause a display to display the landscape based on the individually calculated representation of the at least one predetermined landscape element and the altitude data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignee: HARMAN BECKER AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS GMBH
    Inventor: Marek Strassenburg-Kleciak
  • Patent number: 9485791
    Abstract: A wireless data connection may be established between a first vehicle and a second vehicle, the first vehicle driving ahead of the second vehicle. A forward camera of the second vehicle may obtain image data of a rear portion of the first vehicle and determine an identification number of the first vehicle from the obtained image data. The second vehicle may broadcast a data connection request which indicates at least a part of the determined identification number of the first vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Assignee: Harman Becker Automotive Systems GmbH
    Inventor: Marek Strassenburg-Kleciak
  • Patent number: 9441978
    Abstract: A database for a navigation system has digital elevation model data defining a three-dimensional surface. The database stores, for plural tiles of a tiling, a first array including three-dimensional coordinates of vertices of plural triangulated irregular networks, TINs, for the respective tile, and a plurality of second arrays. Each second array respectively defines triangular faces of a TIN and includes a plurality of vertex indices of the vertices to define triangular faces of the respective TIN. A method of outputting a three-dimensional representation of a terrain and a method of generating the database are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: HARMAN BECKER AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS GMBH
    Inventors: Vladimir Ivanov, Thomas Feldbauer, Alexey Pryakhin, Peter Kunath, Marek Strassenburg-Kleciak
  • Publication number: 20160097644
    Abstract: Navigation system and method of determining a vehicle position A navigation system comprises an image sensor configured to capture image data. A map database comprises street lighting data which includes, for a plurality of street lights (41), position data indicating a position (31) at which a street light (41) is installed and height data indicating a height (34) at which a light source (42) of the street light (41) is located. A processing device is configured to refine a position estimate by analyzing the image data using the street lighting data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2013
    Publication date: April 7, 2016
    Applicant: HARMAN BECKER AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS GMBH
    Inventor: Marek STRASSENBURG-KLECIAK
  • Publication number: 20160054132
    Abstract: A navigation device comprises a database storing footprint data for buildings which define a footprint of the respective building. For at least some buildings, the footprint data comprise position information defining a position of the building, a length indicator indicating a length of a rectangular portion of the footprint, and a width indicator indicating a width of the rectangular portion of the footprint. The length indicator is stored in a single byte. The width indicator is stored in another single byte.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2013
    Publication date: February 25, 2016
    Inventors: Marek STRASSENBURG-KLECIAK, Stavros MITRAKIS
  • Patent number: 9243926
    Abstract: An electronic map may be output based on map data including information related to a current configuration of each of a plurality of map objects and historical attributes of at least a portion of the plurality of map objects. The historical attribute associated with a map object may include information related to a historical configuration of the respective map object in the past. A time selection input may be received at a user interface. The map data may be processed to identify a map object having a current configuration different from a historical configuration at a time in the past which is determined based on the time selection input. An optical output device may be controlled to output a graphical representation of the identified map object that is dependent on both the current configuration and the historical configuration of the identified map object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2016
    Assignee: HARMAN BECKER AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS GMBH
    Inventor: Marek Strassenburg-Kleciak
  • Patent number: 9224244
    Abstract: The invention relates to generating a three-dimensional (3D) graphical representation of a building. The method comprises establishing appearance control data comprising information on parameterized architectural features of the building and on building blocks which are fragments indicative of the building, and retrieving template data from a database based on references in the appearance control data, wherein the template data relates to a prefabricated graphical representation of the building blocks. The method further comprises, for each building block, calculating a 3D graphical representation of the building block based on the respective template data and the appearance control data, and combining the 3D graphical representations of the building blocks based on the appearance control data to generate the 3D graphical representation of the building.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2015
    Assignee: Harman Becker Automotive Systems GmbH
    Inventors: Stavros Mitrakis, Marek Strassenburg-Kleciak
  • Patent number: 9147285
    Abstract: A system for visualization of 3D objects and/or 3D terrain includes a processor, a display in communication with the processor, and a range metering device in communication with the processor. The system visualizes the 3D objects and/or the 3D terrain based upon their respective distances from the mobile device and based upon a respective parameter measuring the detail of the 3D object and/or the 3D terrain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2015
    Assignee: HARMAN BECKER AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS GMBH
    Inventors: Peter Kunath, Alexey Pryakhin, Marek Strassenburg-Kleciak, Thomas Feldbauer, Vladimir Ivanov
  • Patent number: 9068853
    Abstract: A navigation system (NS) may include a processor that can retrieve geographic map data from a database, where the geographic map data includes polygonal chains. The processor can determine a straightness value, a length ratio, and/or an angle-to-length ratio for each of the polygonal chains based on segments and/or vertices of the polygonal chain. Also, a first class and a second class of the polygonal chains can be determined based on one or more of the three determined values for each of the polygonal chains. The first class may represent roads that are less winding than the second class, and such an attribute may be beneficial in selecting an optimal route.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2015
    Assignee: Harman Becker Automotive Systems GmbH
    Inventors: Marek Strassenburg-Kleciak, Stavros Mitrakis
  • Publication number: 20150042639
    Abstract: A system for displaying three-dimensional landscapes includes a processor and a storage device in communication with the processor. The processor is configured to identify at least one predetermined landscape element in a landscape to be displayed, individually calculate a representation of the at least one predetermined landscape element and cause a display to display the landscape based on the individually calculated representation of the at least one predetermined landscape element and the altitude data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2012
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Inventor: Marek Strassenburg-Kleciak
  • Publication number: 20150016823
    Abstract: A wireless data connection may be established between a first vehicle and a second vehicle, the first vehicle driving ahead of the second vehicle. A forward camera of the second vehicle may obtain image data of a rear portion of the first vehicle and determine an identification number of the first vehicle from the obtained image data. The second vehicle may broadcast a data connection request which indicates at least a part of the determined identification number of the first vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2014
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventor: Marek Strassenburg-Kleciak
  • Patent number: 8918274
    Abstract: A navigation system may display route information that includes a display of the fixtures that are located on or near the route. The fixtures may be selected and inserted into the digital map as graphical objects. The graphical objects may be classified into a class and at least one sub-class. The classification data may be used to select and generate the graphical objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignee: Harman Becker Automotive Systems GmbH
    Inventors: Marek Strassenburg-Kleciak, Hendrik Meyer