Patents by Inventor Markus Schupfner

Markus Schupfner 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: 20190279000
    Abstract: A system for correlating sensor data in a vehicle includes a first sensor disposed on the vehicle to detect a plurality of first objects. A first object identification controller analyzes the first data stream, identifies the first objects, and determines first characteristics associated therewith. A second sensor disposed on the vehicle detects a plurality of second objects. A second object identification controller analyzes the second data stream, identifies the second objects, and determines second characteristics associated therewith. A model generator includes a plausibility voter to generate an environmental model of the objects existing in space around the vehicle. The model generator may use ASIL decomposition to provide a higher ASIL level than that of any of the sensors or object identification controllers alone. Matchings between uncertain objects are accommodated using matching distance probability functions and a distance-probability voter. A method of operation is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2018
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Inventors: MARTIN PFEIFLE, Markus Schupfner, Matthias Schulze
  • Publication number: 20180366139
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are systems, methods, and devices for optimally performing object identification employing a neural network (NN), for example a convolutional neural network (CNN). The aspects disclosed herein employ audio data captured by one or more microphones in to at least identify an object, or augment image capturing to perform the same. The audio data and the image data are each propagated to the NN, to perform object identification.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2017
    Publication date: December 20, 2018
    Inventors: Upton Beall Bowden, J. William Whikehart, Markus Schupfner
  • Patent number: 9823085
    Abstract: A navigation system determines one or more routes for a user from one location to another. The navigation system uses model data or information about weather, date, or time to determine an optimal route for a user. The navigation system may consider user preferences and dangerous or awkward conditions or criteria, and may perform a cost value analysis in determining the optimal route for a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: HARMAN BECKER AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS GMBH
    Inventors: Peter Kunath, Alexey Pryakhin, Markus Schupfner
  • Patent number: 9116010
    Abstract: Methods are provided for determining an energy optimized route for a vehicle. In one example, the method includes providing a plurality of cost factors, each cost factor influencing the energy consumption of the vehicle. At least one cost factor is selected from among the cost factors. A composite cost factor is determined using the selected at least one cost factor. An energy optimized route is then determined based on the composite cost factor. Systems are also provided for determining an energy optimized route for a vehicle. An example system includes a set of cost factors, each cost factor influencing the energy consumption of the vehicle. A classification unit is included for selecting cost factors for the route and for including the selected cost factors in a composite cost factor for the route. A calculator is also included for calculating the energy optimized route based on the composite cost factor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2015
    Assignee: Harman Becker Automotive Systems GmbH
    Inventors: Alexey Pryakhin, Peter Kunath, Markus Schupfner
  • Publication number: 20120232787
    Abstract: A navigation system determines one or more routes for a user from one location to another. The navigation system uses model data or information about weather, date, or time to determine an optimal route for a user. The navigation system may consider user preferences and dangerous or awkward conditions or criteria, and may perform a cost value analysis in determining the optimal route for a user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2012
    Publication date: September 13, 2012
    Applicant: Harman Becker Automotive Systems GmbH
    Inventors: Peter Kunath, Alexey Pryakhin, Markus Schupfner
  • Publication number: 20100057339
    Abstract: Methods are provided for determining an energy optimized route for a vehicle. In one example, the method includes providing a plurality of cost factors, each cost factor influencing the energy consumption of the vehicle. At least one cost factor is selected from among the cost factors. A composite cost factor is determined using the selected at least one cost factor. An energy optimized route is then determined based on the composite cost factor. Systems are also provided for determining an energy optimized route for a vehicle. An example system includes a set of cost factors, each cost factor influencing the energy consumption of the vehicle. A classification unit is included for selecting cost factors for the route and for including the selected cost factors in a composite cost factor for the route. A calculator is also included for calculating the energy optimized route based on the composite cost factor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2009
    Publication date: March 4, 2010
    Applicant: Harman Becker Automotive System GmbH
    Inventors: Alexey Pryakhin, Peter Kunath, Markus Schupfner
  • Patent number: 6816785
    Abstract: The described navigation system makes use of the attribute pertaining to the existence of “preferred directions,” in particular, inside multi-story car parks. These preferred directions are not limited to a plane or to an orientation. Preferred directions are, in particular, longer entry and exit paths. The method detects a departure from the digitized area and then determines a preferred direction that is defined as a principle axis or a principle axis direction. When traveling within the non-digitized area, e.g. of a multi-story car park, the system monitors whether the vehicle moves within a predetermined limit of the previously defined principle axis direction. If this is the case, it is determined whether a deviation exists and this deviation is optionally corrected to conform with the principle axis direction. This enables compensation of errors that are caused, in particular, by the direction detection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2004
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Juergen Leimbach, Torsten Mosis, Markus Schupfner, Lutz-Wolfgang Tiede
  • Publication number: 20030149524
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method and an assembly for accumulating combined positional information for a system, in which for predetermined instants first and second respective positional information of a system are determined, using a first and a second position determination system. Respective error information for at least one part of the predetermined instants is determined using the first and second positional information. The error information is used to determine a measure for a statistical dependency between the respective error information, and said measure for a statistical dependency is used to determine the combined positional information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2002
    Publication date: August 7, 2003
    Inventors: Henning Lenz, Dragan Obradovic, Markus Schupfner
  • Publication number: 20030139880
    Abstract: The described navigation system makes use of the attribute pertaining to the existence of “preferred directions,” in particular, inside multi-story car parks. These preferred directions are not limited to a plane or to an orientation. Preferred directions are, in particular, longer entry and exit paths. The method detects a departure from the digitized area and then determines a preferred direction that is defined as a principle axis or a principle axis direction. When traveling within the non-digitized area, e.g. of a multi-story car park, the system monitors whether the vehicle moves within a predetermined limit of the previously defined principle axis direction. If this is the case, it is determined whether a deviation exists and this deviation is optionally corrected to conform with the principle axis direction. This enables compensation of errors that are caused, in particular, by the direction detection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2003
    Publication date: July 24, 2003
    Inventors: Juergen Leimbach, Torsten Mosis, Markus Schupfner, Lutz-Wolfgang Tiede
  • Patent number: 6374190
    Abstract: A method for calibrating an angle sensor ascertains an output signal for a zero point and measures an associated operating temperature. The output signal and a reference signal stored for the operating temperature are used to form a new reference signal. A navigation system equipped with a temperature sensor for measuring the operating temperature of the angle sensor and with a memory for storing reference signals is also provided. The calibration method and the navigation system substantially eliminate angle sensor measurement errors attributed to temperature influences.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2002
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Markus Schupfner
  • Publication number: 20010003170
    Abstract: A method for calibrating an angle sensor ascertains an output signal for a zero point and measures an associated operating temperature. The output signal and a reference signal stored for the operating temperature are used to form a new reference signal. A navigation system equipped with a temperature sensor for measuring the operating temperature of the angle sensor and with a memory for storing reference signals is also provided. The calibration method and the navigation system substantially eliminate angle sensor measurement errors attributed to temperature influences.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2000
    Publication date: June 7, 2001
    Inventor: Markus Schupfner
  • Patent number: 6188959
    Abstract: The navigation device and the corresponding method for position determination utilize dead reckoning. A position is calculated by a processor on the basis of measured values from a distance sensor and a direction sensor. The measured values are compared with a probable position on a stored digital road map. The deviation between the calculated position and the corresponding position on the digitized road map can be saved. Saved deviations form the basis of a correction value with which the calculated position can be corrected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 1999
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2001
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Markus Schupfner
  • Patent number: 6112154
    Abstract: A navigation system utilizes a digitized road network stored in a non-volatile memory and determines therefrom a travel route from a starting point to a destination point. A partial route is calculated from the starting point to an intermediate destination point and maneuvers for this partial route are generated and output to the user in order to guide the user even before the complete route to the destination point has been fully calculated. When a complete route from the starting point to the destination point has been calculated, the calculated complete route is overlapped with the partial route to define an intersection point between the two routes. The proposed maneuvers for that complete route are then output beginning from the intersection point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 1997
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2000
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Markus Schupfner