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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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
  • Patent number: 9562772
    Abstract: A method for determining initial data for determining position data of a vehicle based on driving dynamics data, the method including: assigning a determined environment status at a determined position of the vehicle to the determined position of the vehicle; detecting on environment status; and—using the determined position as initial data if a contrast of the detected environment status and the determined environmental status satisfies a predetermined condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Assignee: Continental Teves AG & Co. oHG
    Inventors: Michael Zalewski, Klaus Rink, Marc Menzel, Ulrich Stählin
  • Publication number: 20150369608
    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: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2013
    Publication date: December 24, 2015
    Inventors: Ulrich Stählin, Klaus Rink, Marc Menzel, Michael Zalewski
  • Publication number: 20150330793
    Abstract: A method for determining initial data for determining position data of a vehicle based on driving dynamics data, the method including: assigning a determined environment status at a determined position of the vehicle to the determined position of the vehicle; detecting an environment status; and—using the determined position as initial data if a contrast of the detected environment status and the determined environmental status satisfies a predetermined condition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2013
    Publication date: November 19, 2015
    Inventors: Michael Zalewski, Klaus Rink, Marc Menzel, Ulrich Stählin
  • Publication number: 20150309181
    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: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2013
    Publication date: October 29, 2015
    Applicant: Continental Teves AG & Co. oHG
    Inventors: Ulrich Stählin, Klaus Rink, Marc Menzel, Michael Zalewski
  • Patent number: 8723794
    Abstract: An input device providing users with a pointing capability includes a sender portion (100) and a receiver portion (200). The sender portion (100) is adapted to be manipulated by a user (the user manipulating button 125) to specify a target point within a target area. The sender portion projects a light beam (light output from light source 115) including a pattern onto the target area. A receiver portion (200) includes one or more sensor units (205, 210, 215) located in or near the target area. At least some of the sensor units (205, 210, 215) receive a portion of the light beam (light output from light source 115) regardless of the location of the target point within the target area. A processing unit (220) in the receiver portion (200) analyzes the portions of the light beam received by one or more sensor units (205, 210, 215) to determine an attribute of the target point. The attribute can be the location or relative motion of the target point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory A. Corson, Gary Michael Zalewski
  • Patent number: 8427426
    Abstract: An input device providing users with a pointing capability includes a sender portion and a receiver portion. The sender portion is adapted to be manipulated by a user to specify a target point within a target area. The sender portion projects a light beam including a pattern onto the target area. A receiver portion includes one or more sensor units located in or near the target area. At least some of the sensor units receive a portion of the light beam regardless of the location of the target point within the target area. A processing unit in the receiver portion analyzes the portions of the light beam received by one or more sensor units to determine an attribute of the target point. The attribute can be the location or relative motion of the target point. The receiver portion may be integrated with a display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Assignee: Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory A. Corson, Gary Michael Zalewski
  • Publication number: 20100214214
    Abstract: An input device providing users with a pointing capability includes a sender portion (100) and a receiver portion (200). The sender portion (100) is adapted to be manipulated by a user (the user manipulating button 125) to specify a target point within a target area. The sender portion projects a light beam (light output from light source 115) including a pattern onto the target area. A receiver portion (200) includes one or more sensor units (205, 210, 215) located in or near the target area. At least some of the sensor units (205, 210, 215) receive a portion of the light beam (light output from light source 115) regardless of the location of the target point within the target area. A processing unit (220) in the receiver portion (200) analyzes the portions of the light beam received by one or more sensor units (205, 210, 215) to determine an attribute of the target point. The attribute can be the location or relative motion of the target point.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 26, 2006
    Publication date: August 26, 2010
    Applicant: Sony Computer Entertainment Inc
    Inventors: Gregory A. Corson, Gary Michael Zalewski
  • Publication number: 20100194687
    Abstract: An input device providing users with a pointing capability includes a sender portion (100) and a receiver portion (200). The sender portion (100) is adapted to be manipulated by a user (the user manipulating button 125) to specify a target point within a target area. The sender portion projects a light beam (light output from light source 115) including a pattern onto the target area. A receiver portion (200) includes one or more sensor units (205, 210, 215) located in or near the target area. At least some of the sensor units (205, 210, 215) receive a portion of the light beam (light output from light source 115) regardless of the location of the target point within the target area. A processing unit (220) in the receiver portion (200) analyzes the portions of the light beam received by one or more sensor units (205, 210, 215) to determine an attribute of the target point. The attribute can be the location or relative motion of the target point.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2010
    Publication date: August 5, 2010
    Applicant: Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory A. Corson, Gary Michael Zalewski
  • Patent number: 5991693
    Abstract: A remote computer I/O apparatus comprising of a set of position tracked wireless user manipulated bodies and a host adapter station. Input is derived from the real-time position tracking telemetry received from each user manipulated body over a wireless transmitter housed in each body. Location determination is performed on a relative clustering basis using photonic light pulses, on a relative absolute special positioning basis using ultrasonic triangulation between bodies, or on a relative absolute spatial positioning basis between each body and the host adapter. For output each body may store or receive video and audio generated respectively by the controlled computer or by an sound generating device such as a soundcard running on the same. Stored feedback is emitted from each body upon receipt of playback signals transmitted to any selected bodies causing them to display stored video on a local body display or to emit stored audio segments out a local body speaker.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 1996
    Date of Patent: November 23, 1999
    Assignee: Mindcraft Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Gary Michael Zalewski