Patents by Inventor Michael Zalewski

Michael Zalewski 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: 20200245999
    Abstract: According to an aspect of the present disclosure, an end effector for use with a surgical device is provided. The end effector includes a driver, a clip assembly, a needle assembly, and biasing element. The clip assembly is disposed in mechanical cooperation with the driver. Rotation of the driver results in longitudinal translation of the clip assembly. The needle assembly is selectively engaged with the clip assembly. The biasing element is disposed in mechanical cooperation with the needle assembly and is configured to bias the needle assembly proximally.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2020
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Inventors: Arpan Desai, Paul C. DiCesare, Danial Ferreira, Brandon Michael Zalewski
  • Patent number: 10649094
    Abstract: A method for detecting a multipath effect in a GNSS receiver which is designed to receive different signals from a GNSS satellite and includes a parameter which is determined from directly received signals and has a substantially constant target value, including the steps receiving at least two mutually independent signals; determining a current parameter value from at least the first and the second signal; evaluating the parameter value in relation to the target value, and detecting a multipath effect when the parameter value has a deviation (?K) which deviates from the already known target value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Continental Teves AG & Co. oHG
    Inventor: Michael Zalewski
  • Patent number: 10617409
    Abstract: According to an aspect of the present disclosure, an end effector for use with a surgical device is provided. The end effector includes a driver, a clip assembly, a needle assembly, and biasing element. The clip assembly is disposed in mechanical cooperation with the driver. Rotation of the driver results in longitudinal translation of the clip assembly. The needle assembly is selectively engaged with the clip assembly. The biasing element is disposed in mechanical cooperation with the needle assembly and is configured to bias the needle assembly proximally.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: Arpan Desai, Paul C. DiCesare, Danial Ferreira, Brandon Michael Zalewski
  • Patent number: 10405294
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a method for generating a time stamp in a vehicle which participates in a vehicle ad-hoc network. The method includes associating, by giving out the time stamp, an event, which is transmitted in a message, with a clock time. The clock time is generated by updating a global time base that may be derived from a global satellite navigation signal (GNSS). The method includes checking whether a GNSS signal may be received. The method also includes generating the clock time based on a local time base if an insufficient number of global satellite navigation signals for deriving the global time base is available.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Continental Teves AG & Co. OHG
    Inventors: Michael Zalewski, Richard Scherping, Sven Kretschmar, Nils Bauch
  • Patent number: 10393878
    Abstract: A vehicle-to-X communication module which is configured to transmit operating data to a satellite navigation module. In this way, supply of operating data to the satellite navigation module can be facilitated and, in particular, in many cases reception of the operating data by Assisted GPS (AGPS) can be dispensed with.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Continental Teves AG & Co. oHG
    Inventor: Michael Zalewski
  • Publication number: 20190227177
    Abstract: A device and a method for detecting an erroneous determination of a geographical position of a vehicle. The device includes a sensor that is configured to determine a first yaw rate of the vehicle, a satellite navigation receiver that is configured to receive satellite signals during a predetermined time period, to determine a multiplicity of geographical positions of the vehicle on the basis of the received satellite signals, and to determine a geographical reference position of the vehicle on the basis of the multiplicity of geographical positions, and a processor that is configured to determine a second yaw rate of the vehicle on the basis of the determined geographical reference position of the vehicle, and to compare the first yaw rate with the second yaw rate in order to detect the erroneous determination of the geographical position of the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2017
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Applicants: Continental Teves AG & Co. oHG, Continental Automotive GmbH
    Inventors: Michael ZALEWSKI, Burkhard KESSLER, Sergey AZARKEVICH, Holger FAISST
  • Patent number: 10353076
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for providing a global navigation satellite system signal, referred to as a GNSS signal in the following, for determining a position of a vehicle, the method including: receiving an unfiltered GNSS signal, filtering the unfiltered GNSS signal on the basis of an ambient condition around the vehicle, and emitting the filtered GNSS signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Continental Teves AG & Co. oHG
    Inventors: Ulrich Stählin, Klaus Rink, Marc Menzel, Michael Zalewski
  • Patent number: 10260887
    Abstract: A position determination method in a vehicle, which uses signals from a pressure-based collision sensor. In addition, an associated electronic control module and an associated use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignees: Continental Teves AG & Co. oHG, Continental Automotive GmbH
    Inventors: Holger Faisst, Michael Zalewski, Ronald Winter
  • Publication number: 20180259651
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus for assessing a position of a vehicle are described herein. The disclosure proposes ascertaining a first absolute position utilizing a conventional GNSS receiver. This is to be compared with a second absolute position, which is ascertained in a secure safety unit or a secure ASIL-compatible chip, and is therefore always plausible.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2018
    Publication date: September 13, 2018
    Applicants: Continental Teves AG & Co. oHG, Continental Automotive GmbH
    Inventors: Henrik Antoni, Ulrich Stählin, Michael Zalewski, Sandro Syguda, Pierre Blüher, Holger Faisst
  • Publication number: 20180259650
    Abstract: A system for receiving and processing satellite signals from satellites of global navigation systems, in particular for a vehicle, having a signal path includes a signal conditioning unit for conditioning received satellite signals, an analysis unit for analyzing the conditioned satellite signals, and a position determination unit for determining measured values utilizing the satellite signals provided by the analysis unit. The measured values include a position, a speed, and/or a satellite time. The system has two signal paths which are separate from one another and each process mutually independent satellite signals for a position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2018
    Publication date: September 13, 2018
    Applicant: Continental Teves AG & Co. oHG
    Inventors: Henrik Antoni, Pierre Blüher, Ulrich Stählin, Michael Zalewski
  • Publication number: 20180224554
    Abstract: A vehicle-to-X communication module which is configured to transmit operating data to a satellite navigation module. In this way, supply of operating data to the satellite navigation module can be facilitated and, in particular, in many cases reception of the operating data by Assisted GPS (AGPS) can be dispensed with.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2015
    Publication date: August 9, 2018
    Inventor: Michael Zalewski
  • Publication number: 20180217269
    Abstract: A method for selecting localization algorithms in a vehicle, wherein the localization algorithms, in particular for satellite navigation or vehicle dynamics sensors, are selected on the basis of driving states.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2018
    Publication date: August 2, 2018
    Applicant: Continental Teves AG & Co. oHG
    Inventors: Michael Zalewski, Ulrich Stählin
  • Publication number: 20180110512
    Abstract: According to an aspect of the present disclosure, an end effector for use with a surgical device is provided. The end effector includes a drive assembly, a driver, a needle assembly, and a follower. The drive assembly includes a first helical groove. Rotation of the drive assembly in a first direction causes distal translation of the driver with respect to the drive assembly. The needle assembly is disposed in mechanical cooperation with the driver. Distal translation of the driver causes a corresponding distal translation of the needle assembly. The follower is configured to engage the first helical groove of the drive assembly. When the follower is engaged with the first helical groove, rotation of the drive assembly in the first direction causes distal translation of the follower with respect to the drive assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2017
    Publication date: April 26, 2018
    Inventors: Arpan Desai, Paul C. DiCesare, Danial Ferreira, Brandon Michael Zalewski
  • Publication number: 20180110509
    Abstract: According to an aspect of the present disclosure, an end effector for use with a surgical device is provided. The end effector includes a drive assembly, a driver, a needle assembly and a biasing element. The driver is disposed in mechanical cooperation with the drive assembly. Rotation of the drive assembly in a first direction causes distal translation of the driver with respect to the drive assembly. The needle assembly is disposed in mechanical cooperation with the driver. Distal translation of the driver causes a corresponding distal translation of the needle assembly. The biasing element is disposed in mechanical cooperation with the needle assembly and is configured to bias the needle assembly proximally.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2017
    Publication date: April 26, 2018
    Inventors: Arpan Desai, Paul C. DiCesare, Danial Ferreira, Brandon Michael Zalewski
  • Publication number: 20180110510
    Abstract: According to an aspect of the present disclosure, an end effector for use with a surgical device is provided. The end effector includes a driver, a clip assembly, a needle assembly, and biasing element. The clip assembly is disposed in mechanical cooperation with the driver. Rotation of the driver results in longitudinal translation of the clip assembly. The needle assembly is selectively engaged with the clip assembly. The biasing element is disposed in mechanical cooperation with the needle assembly and is configured to bias the needle assembly proximally.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2017
    Publication date: April 26, 2018
    Inventors: Arpan Desai, Paul C. DiCesare, Danial Ferreira, Brandon Michael Zalewski
  • Publication number: 20180011198
    Abstract: A method for detecting a multipath effect in a GNSS receiver which is designed to receive different signals from a GNSS satellite and includes a parameter which is determined from directly received signals and has a substantially constant target value, including the steps receiving at least two mutually independent signals; determining a current parameter value from at least the first and the second signal; evaluating the parameter value in relation to the target value, and detecting a multipath effect when the parameter value has a deviation (?K) which deviates from the already known target value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2016
    Publication date: January 11, 2018
    Inventor: Michael Zalewski
  • Publication number: 20170356745
    Abstract: A position determination method in a vehicle, which uses signals from a pressure-based collision sensor. In addition, an associated electronic control module and an associated use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2017
    Publication date: December 14, 2017
    Inventors: Holger Faisst, Michael Zalewski, Ronald Winter
  • Publication number: 20170280416
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for generating a time stamp in a vehicle which participates in a vehicle ad-hoc network, said method associating, by giving out the time stamp, an event, which is transmitted in a message, with a clock time. Said clock time is generated by updating a global time base that can be derived from a global satellite navigation signal (GNSS). The method comprises checking whether a GNSS signal can be received, and generating the clock time based on a local time base if an insufficient number of global satellite navigation signals for deriving the global time base is available.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2015
    Publication date: September 28, 2017
    Applicant: Continental Teves AG & Co. oHG
    Inventors: Michael Zalewski, Richard Scherping, Sven Kretschmar, Nils Bauch
  • Patent number: 9658069
    Abstract: A method for determining a reference position as the basis for a starting position for an inertial navigation system which is designed to determine the location of a vehicle on the basis of the starting position and a change in the relative position of the vehicle, the method including the steps of: detecting an ambient condition around the vehicle, determining a position of the vehicle at the location of the detected ambient condition, and assigning the determined position to the detected ambient condition as a reference position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: Continental Teves AG & Co. oHG
    Inventors: Ulrich Stählin, Klaus Rink, Marc Menzel, Michael Zalewski
  • Publication number: 20170090036
    Abstract: The invention relates to different methods for verifying the plausibility of GNSS position signals, including a method for verifying the plausibility of position signals of a global satellite navigation system in a vehicle, said navigation system comprising at least one detection system for detecting objects in the surroundings of the vehicle as well as a reception device for receiving the position signals, said method involving the steps of: having the reception device receive the position signals, and determining the actual position of the vehicle on the basis of the position signals; having the detection system detect at least one object in the surroundings, and determining the position of the object; verifying the plausibility of the position signals by comparing at least one position of an object with the actual position of the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2016
    Publication date: March 30, 2017
    Applicant: Continental Teves AG & Co. oHG
    Inventors: Michael Zalewski, Henrik Antoni, Ulrich Stählin