Patents by Inventor Matthijs Paffen

Matthijs Paffen 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: 11509710
    Abstract: A method is disclosed for operating a motor vehicle having a computing device providing computing power, a communication device for communicating with a vehicle-external cloud provided with a server device, and a control device, wherein the control device performs an availability check indicating the existence of free computing power available from the motor vehicle for executing a computing task provided by a currently-reachable cloud as determined by the motor vehicle's communication device. From within a list of currently-reachable clouds, a target cloud to which the motor vehicle's computing power must be provided is selected either manually by user input or at least partially automatically based on availability parameters. Once a target cloud is selected, a communication link with the target cloud is established and the motor vehicle is logged into the target cloud as a provider of computing power. A motor vehicle for performing the method is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: AUDI AG
    Inventors: Juergen Lerzer, Matthijs Paffen, Hans-Georg Gruber
  • Patent number: 11390215
    Abstract: A vehicle assistance system with at least one outside camera, a control unit, at least one display unit, an occupant identification unit, and a human machine interface (Human Machine Interface, HMI).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: AUDI AG
    Inventors: Jürgen Lerzer, Matthijs Paffen, Hans Georg Gruber, Francesco Bacco
  • Patent number: 11374785
    Abstract: The approach relates to a modular computer architecture of a cockpit and infotainment system for a vehicle that includes an I/O module with an I/O computing node (2.0) with at least one data memory, the I/O computing node being designed for processing audio data and as a host computer for performing host functions with ASIL safety requirements. The I/O module also includes a tuner with associated antenna interface, and at least one interface of a vehicle bus system. The modular computer architecture further includes at least one computing module with a computing node with at least one data memory for performing cockpit and infotainment functions, and at least one display interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: Audi AG
    Inventors: Jürgen Lerzer, Matthijs Paffen, Hans Georg Gruber, Michael Schmailzl, Christoph Dalke
  • Patent number: 11225143
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device for an infotainment system. The infotainment system has a computing unit, on which a first operating system is installed and can be executed. The device has a computing unit, on which a second operating system is installed and can be executed. Radio-supported communication with the Internet can be carried out using the second operating system. The device has at least one generic interface to the infotainment system, whereby applications designed for the second operating system can be provided using the infotainment system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: Audi AG
    Inventors: Björn Mittag, Christoph Dalke, Matthijs Paffen, Hans Georg Gruber
  • Publication number: 20210111920
    Abstract: The approach relates to a modular computer architecture of a cockpit and infotainment system for a vehicle that includes an I/O module with an I/O computing node (2.0) with at least one data memory, the I/O computing node being designed for processing audio data and as a host computer for performing host functions with ASIL safety requirements. The I/O module also includes a tuner with associated antenna interface, and at least one interface of a vehicle bus system. The modular computer architecture further includes at least one computing module with a computing node with at least one data memory for performing cockpit and infotainment functions, and at least one display interface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2018
    Publication date: April 15, 2021
    Applicant: AUDI AG
    Inventors: Jürgen LERZER, Matthijs PAFFEN, Hans Georg GRUBER, Michael SCHMAILZL, Christoph DALKE
  • Publication number: 20200349837
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a computing system comprising at least one computing device of at least one motor vehicle, and a cloud comprising at least one computing device, at least one application calculating output data from input data being implemented in a divided manner at least partially by the motor vehicle computing device and at least partially on the cloud side.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2018
    Publication date: November 5, 2020
    Applicant: Audi AG
    Inventors: Matthijs PAFFEN, Hans-Georg GRUBER, Jürgen LERZER
  • Publication number: 20200167969
    Abstract: A vehicle assistance system with at least one outside camera, a control unit, at least one display unit, an occupant identification unit, and a human machine interface (Human Machine Interface, HMI).
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2018
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Applicant: AUDI AG
    Inventors: Jürgen LERZER, Matthijs PAFFEN, Hans Georg GRUBER, Francesco BACCO
  • Publication number: 20200110372
    Abstract: The invention present disclosure relates to a control device for redundant execution of an operating function, wherein the control device comprises at least a first processor unit and a second processor unit and a plurality of peripheral units and a first switching unit is provided for the first processor unit and a second switching unit is provided for the second processor unit, and wherein the control device is designed in a first operating mode to execute the operating function by means of the first processor unit and in the meantime to execute a predetermined auxiliary function by means of the second processor unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2018
    Publication date: April 9, 2020
    Applicant: AUDI AG
    Inventors: Matthijs PAFFEN, Hans-Georg GRUBER, Michael SCHMAILZL, Jürgen ISENBERG, Reinhard SCHIEBER, Jürgen LERZER, Thorsten ZIEßLER
  • Publication number: 20190225082
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device for an infotainment system. The infotainment system has a computing unit, on which a first operating system is installed and can be executed. The device has a computing unit, on which a second operating system is installed and can be executed. Radio-supported communication with the Internet can be carried out using the second operating system. The device has at least one generic interface to the infotainment system, whereby applications designed for the second operating system can be provided using the infotainment system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2017
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Applicant: AUDI AG
    Inventors: Björn MITTAG, Christoph DALKE, Matthijs PAFFEN, Hans-Georg GRUBER
  • Publication number: 20180241810
    Abstract: A method is disclosed for operating a motor vehicle having a computing device providing computing power, a communication device for communicating with a vehicle-external cloud provided with a server device, and a control device, wherein the control device performs an availability check indicating the existence of free computing power available from the motor vehicle for executing a computing task provided by a currently-reachable cloud as determined by the motor vehicle's communication device. From within a list of currently-reachable clouds, a target cloud to which the motor vehicle's computing power must be provided is selected either manually by user input or at least partially automatically based on availability parameters. Once a target cloud is selected, a communication link with the target cloud is established and the motor vehicle is logged into the target cloud as a provider of computing power. A motor vehicle for performing the method is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2018
    Publication date: August 23, 2018
    Applicant: AUDI AG
    Inventors: Juergen LERZER, Matthijs Paffen, Hans-Georg Gruber
  • Publication number: 20180189045
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for operating a control device of a motor vehicle during a park phase, wherein in the method a transmitted ignition-off signal for initiating the park phase is received in the motor vehicle by the control unit and at least one electronic component of the control unit is switched off. The object of the invention is to carry out an update of the operating software of a control unit without an interruption of the operation of the control unit that is disruptive for the user of the motor vehicle. After receiving the ignition-off signal, a processor core and a memory storage unit in the control unit, in which the operating software is stored, continue to operate. The update is then carried out during the park phase by the processor core on the basis of update data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2015
    Publication date: July 5, 2018
    Applicant: AUDI AG
    Inventors: Christoph DALKE, Christian GRUBER, Michael SCHMAILZL,, Matthijs PAFFEN
  • Publication number: 20060114936
    Abstract: A method for use in a wireless communication system includes performing at least part of physical layer processing in one or more digital signal processors of a selected type, and performing at least part of medium access control processing in the same one or more digital signal processors. The physical layer processing may include coding, spreading and modulation. The medium access control layer processing may include placing data units in queues according to priority and scheduling data units for transmission or retransmission.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2004
    Publication date: June 1, 2006
    Applicant: Analog Devices, Inc.
    Inventor: Matthijs Paffen