Patents by Inventor Matti KRUGER

Matti KRUGER 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: 10937175
    Abstract: The method for assisting a person in operating in a dynamic environment may form part of a mobility assistance system. The method comprises a step of acquiring sensor data comprising a time sequence of at least two consecutive images of the dynamic environment from at least one sensor, for example a camera. Optical flows are calculated based on the at least two consecutive images. Feature scores associated to spatial positions for selected regions in an image space are determined in order to generate a feature score field. An output signal including directional stimulus information is generated based on the generated feature score field, wherein the directional stimulus information comprises information on relative spatial relations between the selected regions. The generated output signal is provided to at least one actuator, which signals the directional stimulus information to the person.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: HONDA RESEARCH INSTITUTE EUROPE GMBH
    Inventors: Matti Kruger, Heiko Wersing, Julian Eggert
  • Patent number: 10636301
    Abstract: A method for assisting operation of an ego-vehicle in addressing a dynamic environment in which at least one further traffic object is present, an assistance system and a vehicle are provided. Information on the presence of the at least one other traffic object in the environment of the ego-vehicle is obtained. Then, information whether the other traffic participant has detected the ego-vehicle is obtained. Based on this information, a signal including information about whether the other traffic participant has detected the ego-vehicle is generated and supplied to an output device. An output signal is output based on the information whether the other traffic participant has detected the ego-vehicle, such that a parameter of the output signal is indicative of a detection probability of the detection of the ego-vehicle by the other traffic participant, an elapsed time since the detection and/or a complexity of the dynamic environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: HONDA RESEARCH INSTITUTE EUROPE GMBH
    Inventors: Christiane Wiebel-Herboth, Matti Kruger
  • Patent number: 10543854
    Abstract: The invention assists a person in acting in a dynamic environment. A method and a system for assisting a person operating an ego-vehicle a person supporting the operation of the ego-vehicle in a dynamic environment such as a traffic environment is proposed. The method encompasses determining a gaze direction of the person and identifying a target object based thereon, generating prediction information predicting a future behavior of the target object and the ego-vehicle, estimating a time-to-event or a distance or a distance variation for the ego-vehicle and the target object and generating a signal for driving an actuator and indicative of the estimated time-to-event, distance or distance variation. The actuator causes a stimulation being perceivable by the person by its perceptual capabilities based on the generated signal. The method determines whether assistance for assessing the dynamic situation is requested, for example by monitoring a gaze behavior of the person.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: HONDA RESEARCH INSTITUTE EUROPE GMBH
    Inventors: Christiane Wiebel-Herboth, Matti Krüger
  • Patent number: 10475348
    Abstract: The invention regards a method and a system for assisting a person in acting in a dynamic environment. At first, information on states at least two entities in a common environment is obtained. A future behaviour of each of the entities is then predicted based on the obtained information and a time to event for at least one predetermined event involving the at least two entities and a position of occurrence of the event relative to the person is estimated. Then, a signal indicative of the relative direction of the predicted event with respect to the person and indicative of the time to event for driving an actuator is generated, the signal causing a stimulation being perceivable by the person by its perceptual capabilities, wherein the time to event is encoded such that the signal's saliency is the higher the smaller the time to event is.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: HONDA RESEARCH INSTITUTE EUROPE GMBH
    Inventor: Matti Krüger
  • Publication number: 20190287397
    Abstract: A method for assisting operation of an ego-vehicle in addressing a dynamic environment in which at least one further traffic object is present, an assistance system and a vehicle are provided. Information on the presence of the at least one other traffic object in the environment of the ego-vehicle is obtained. Then, information whether the other traffic participant has detected the ego-vehicle is obtained. Based on this information, a signal including information about whether the other traffic participant has detected the ego-vehicle is generated and supplied to an output device. An output signal is output based on the information whether the other traffic participant has detected the ego-vehicle, such that a parameter of the output signal is indicative of a detection probability of the detection of the ego-vehicle by the other traffic participant, an elapsed time since the detection and/or a complexity of the dynamic environment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2019
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Inventors: Christiane WIEBEL-HERBOTH, Matti KRUGER
  • Publication number: 20190259167
    Abstract: The method for assisting a person in operating in a dynamic environment may form part of a mobility assistance system. The method comprises a step of acquiring sensor data comprising a time sequence of at least two consecutive images of the dynamic environment from at least one sensor, for example a camera. Optical flows are calculated based on the at least two consecutive images. Feature scores associated to spatial positions for selected regions in an image space are determined in order to generate a feature score field. An output signal including directional stimulus information is generated based on the generated feature score field, wherein the directional stimulus information comprises information on relative spatial relations between the selected regions. The generated output signal is provided to at least one actuator, which signals the directional stimulus information to the person.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2019
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Inventors: Matti KRUGER, Heiko WERSING, Julian EGGERT
  • Publication number: 20190118834
    Abstract: The invention assists a person in acting in a dynamic environment. A method and a system for assisting a person operating an ego-vehicle a person supporting the operation of the ego-vehicle in a dynamic environment such as a traffic environment is proposed. The method encompasses determining a gaze direction of the person and identifying a target object based thereon, generating prediction information predicting a future behavior of the target object and the ego-vehicle, estimating a time-to-event or a distance or a distance variation for the ego-vehicle and the target object and generating a signal for driving an actuator and indicative of the estimated time-to-event, distance or distance variation. The actuator causes a stimulation being perceivable by the person by its perceptual capabilities based on the generated signal. The method determines whether assistance for assessing the dynamic situation is requested, for example by monitoring a gaze behavior of the person.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2018
    Publication date: April 25, 2019
    Inventors: Christiane WIEBEL-HERBOTH, Matti KRÜGER
  • Publication number: 20180357913
    Abstract: The invention regards a method and a system for assisting a person in acting in a dynamic environment. At first, information on states at least two entities in a common environment is obtained. A future behaviour of each of the entities is then predicted based on the obtained information and a time to event for at least one predetermined event involving the at least two entities and a position of occurrence of the event relative to the person is estimated. Then, a signal indicative of the relative direction of the predicted event with respect to the person and indicative of the time to event for driving an actuator is generated, the signal causing a stimulation being perceivable by the person by its perceptual capabilities, wherein the time to event is encoded such that the signal's saliency is the higher the smaller the time to event is.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2018
    Publication date: December 13, 2018
    Inventor: Matti KRÜGER