Patents by Inventor Matthias Kahlow

Matthias Kahlow 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: 20090143982
    Abstract: A method for operating a navigation device that includes an input device for inputting operator commands and/or locations, particularly starting points and/or destinations, a road network database, a route calculation unit for calculating a planned route with consideration of the locations and the road network database, wherein the route leads from the starting point to the destination, a signal receiving unit for receiving position signals, particularly GPS signals, a position determining unit that determines the current position based on the position signals, and a voice output module that is able to generate and acoustically output a voice message, particularly maneuvering instructions, in dependence on predetermined boundary conditions by combining at least two voice message elements, wherein the voice message elements to be combined are analyzed prior to the acoustic output of the voice message, and wherein the voice message is changed in accordance with predetermined prioritization rules depending on th
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2008
    Publication date: June 4, 2009
    Inventors: Jochen Katzer, Thorsten W. Schmidt, Matthias Kahlow
  • Publication number: 20080312827
    Abstract: The invention pertains to a method for operating a navigation system. The navigation system includes a data base, in which a geographic region is described by means of machine-readable data, wherein the data base also contains signpost data sets that respectively describe the signpost information of signposts in the geographic region, a route calculating unit for calculating a route, a position finding unit that makes it possible to determine the current position, and at least one output device for outputting at least part of a signpost data set; in the form of an optical, anchor acoustical signpost message in dependence on the current position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2008
    Publication date: December 18, 2008
    Inventors: Matthias Kahlow, Jochen Katzer