Patents by Inventor Nikoletta SOFRA

Nikoletta SOFRA 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: 11364926
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for operating a motor vehicle system of a motor vehicle regardless of the driving situation. The method is performed by a personalization device of the motor vehicle and includes identifying the driver of the motor vehicle and using the identity of the driver to determine multiple driver-specific configuration data sets. Each of the determined configuration data sets describes configuration data of a respective user profile of the identified driver in order to personalize the motor vehicle system. The method further includes determining at least one additional occupant in the motor vehicle and using the result of the determination of the at least one occupant, determine an intention of the determined driver. The method further incudes using the determined intention to select a personalization mode from a plurality of personalization modes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: AUDI AG
    Inventors: Jürgen Lerzer, Nikoletta Sofra, Hans Georg Gruber, André Ebner, Ron Melz
  • Publication number: 20210253119
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for operating a motor vehicle system of a motor vehicle regardless of the driving situation. The method is performed by a personalization device of the motor vehicle and includes identifying the driver of the motor vehicle and using the identity of the driver to determine multiple driver-specific configuration data sets. Each of the determined configuration data sets describes configuration data of a respective user profile of the identified driver in order to personalize the motor vehicle system. The method further includes determining at least one additional occupant in the motor vehicle and using the result of the determination of the at least one occupant, determine an intention of the determined driver. The method further incudes using the determined intention to select a personalization mode from a plurality of personalization modes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2019
    Publication date: August 19, 2021
    Applicant: AUDI AG
    Inventors: Jürgen LERZER, Nikoletta SOFRA, Hans Georg GRUBER, André EBNER, Ron MELZ
  • Patent number: 10814872
    Abstract: A trajectory of a motor vehicle relative to a vehicle-external reference system is determined during a movement of the motor vehicle along a track of the motor vehicle. The determined trajectory of the motor vehicle is transmitted to a vehicle-external central track information collection device, and track information is determined based on the transmitted trajectory by the track information collection device and provided to at least one additional motor vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: AUDI AG
    Inventors: Nikoletta Sofra, Artur Burczyk, Simon Rührschneck
  • Patent number: 10311733
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for operating a detection device in a motor vehicle for a trip to a destination, wherein, by means of the detection device and on the basis of sensor data of the motor vehicle and/or on the basis of status data of at least one vehicle component of the motor vehicle, it is determined locally in the motor vehicle whether the motor vehicle is in a search phase, during which a driver of the motor vehicle is no longer driving toward the destination but rather is searching for a parking opportunity for the motor vehicle, and a duration of the search phase is determined by means of the detection device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Audi AG
    Inventor: Nikoletta Sofra
  • Publication number: 20190012917
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for operating a detection device in a motor vehicle for a trip to a destination, wherein, by means of the detection device and on the basis of sensor data of the motor vehicle and/or on the basis of status data of at least one vehicle component of the motor vehicle, it is determined locally in the motor vehicle whether the motor vehicle is in a search phase, during which a driver of the motor vehicle is no longer driving toward the destination but rather is searching for a parking opportunity for the motor vehicle, and a duration of the search phase is determined by means of the detection device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2017
    Publication date: January 10, 2019
    Applicant: Audi AG
    Inventor: Nikoletta SOFRA
  • Publication number: 20180370533
    Abstract: A trajectory of a motor vehicle relative to a vehicle-external reference system is determined during a movement of the motor vehicle along a track of the motor vehicle. The determined trajectory of the motor vehicle is transmitted to a vehicle-external central track information collection device, and track information is determined based on the transmitted trajectory by the track information collection device and provided to at least one additional motor vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2016
    Publication date: December 27, 2018
    Applicant: AUDI AG
    Inventors: Nikoletta SOFRA, Artur BURCZYK, Simon RÜHRSCHNECK