Patents by Inventor Richard Altendorfer

Richard Altendorfer 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: 10539965
    Abstract: The present invention describes a control system, which is adapted and determined to identify motor vehicles driving in front. The control system is at least adapted and determined to capture other motor vehicles participating in the traffic ahead of the own motor vehicle with the at least one environmental sensor. The control system is at least adapted and determined to determine a respective position of the other motor vehicles with the at least one environmental sensor. The control system is at least adapted and determined to determine a trajectory of the own motor vehicle from a current speed and a current yaw rate of the own motor vehicle. The control system is at least adapted and determined to select a single motor vehicle from the other motor vehicles that has the shortest distance to the trajectory, in order to follow this single motor vehicle with the own motor vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: LUCAS AUTOMOTIVE GMBH
    Inventors: Bjoern Oska, Richard Altendorfer, Daniel Ledovskich, Benedikt Joebgen, Christian Schwarz
  • Patent number: 10372135
    Abstract: Control system, which is adapted and determined for use in a motor vehicle to identify road boundaries and/or road markings based on environmental data obtained by at least one environmental sensor associated with the motor vehicle. The at least one environmental sensor is adapted to provide the environmental data, which reproduces the area in front of the motor vehicle, to an electronic control of the control system. The control system is at least adapted and determined to capture road boundaries and/or road markings with the at least one environmental sensor. A respective trajectory is determined from the captured road boundaries and/or road markings. Pairs are formed from the determined trajectories, wherein a pair comprises two trajectories respectively. Sampling points are determined at predetermined distances for each pair of first and second trajectories.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: LUCAS AUTOMOTIVE GMBH
    Inventors: Bjoern Oska, Richard Altendorfer, Ning Zhu, Benedikt Joebgen
  • Patent number: 9975558
    Abstract: The present invention describes a control system, which is adapted and determined to identify motor vehicles driving in front. The control system is at least adapted and determined to detect another motor vehicle participating in the traffic with the at least one environmental sensor. The control system is at least adapted and determined to determine positions of the other motor vehicle for a predetermined time interval.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: Lucas Automotive GmbH
    Inventors: Richard Altendorfer, Bjoem Oska
  • Publication number: 20180029602
    Abstract: The present invention describes a control system, which is adapted and determined to identify motor vehicles driving in front. The control system is at least adapted and determined to detect another motor vehicle participating in the traffic with the at least one environmental sensor. The control system is at least adapted and determined to determine positions of the other motor vehicle for a predetermined time interval.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2017
    Publication date: February 1, 2018
    Inventors: Richard Altendorfer, Bjoem Oska
  • Publication number: 20180032080
    Abstract: Control system, which is adapted and determined for use in a motor vehicle to identify road boundaries and/or road markings based on environmental data obtained by at least one environmental sensor associated with the motor vehicle. The at least one environmental sensor is adapted to provide the environmental data, which reproduces the area in front of the motor vehicle, to an electronic control of the control system. The control system is at least adapted and determined to capture road boundaries and/or road markings with the at least one environmental sensor. A respective trajectory is determined from the captured road boundaries and/or road markings. Pairs are formed from the determined trajectories, wherein a pair comprises two trajectories respectively. Sampling points are determined at predetermined distances for each pair of first and second trajectories.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2017
    Publication date: February 1, 2018
    Inventors: Bjoern Oska, Richard Altendorfer, Ning Zhu, Benedikt Joebgen
  • Publication number: 20180032083
    Abstract: The present invention describes a control system, which is adapted and determined to identify motor vehicles driving in front. The control system is at least adapted and determined to capture other motor vehicles participating in the traffic ahead of the own motor vehicle with the at least one environmental sensor. The control system is at least adapted and determined to determine a respective position of the other motor vehicles with the at least one environmental sensor. The control system is at least adapted and determined to determine a trajectory of the own motor vehicle from a current speed and a current yaw rate of the own motor vehicle. The control system is at least adapted and determined to select a single motor vehicle from the other motor vehicles that has the shortest distance to the trajectory, in order to follow this single motor vehicle with the own motor vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2017
    Publication date: February 1, 2018
    Inventors: Bjoern Oska, Richard Altendorfer, Daniel Ledovskich, Benedikt Joebgen, Christian Schwarz