Patents by Inventor Stefan Lüke

Stefan Lüke 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: 20190332873
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a device (100) for object recognition of an input image (A), the device (100) comprising: a patch selector (10), which is configured to subdivide the input image (A) into a plurality of zones z(m) and to define a plurality of patches pj(m) for the zones z(m); a voting maps generator (20), which is configured to generate a set of voting maps V(m) for each zone m of the plurality of zones z(m) and for each patch pj of the plurality of patches pj(m) and to binarize the generated set of voting maps V(m); a voting maps combinator (30), which is configured to combine the binarized set of voting maps V(m); and a supposition generator (40), which is configured to generate a supposition out of or from the combined, binarized set of voting maps V(m) and to perform a refinement of the supposition out of or from the combined, binarized set of voting maps V(m).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2017
    Publication date: October 31, 2019
    Applicants: Conti Temic micoelectronic GmbH, Continental Teves AG & Co. OHG
    Inventors: Ann-Katrin FATTAL, Michelle KARG, Christian SCHARFENBERGER, Stefan HEGEMANN, Stefan LUEKE, Chen ZHANG
  • Patent number: 10217358
    Abstract: A method for handling a control card, wherein a control card is created in a vehicle and passed on to an external unit such as, for example, another vehicle or a central server. In this way, a comparison of control cards is possible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Continental Teves AG & Co. oHG
    Inventors: Bastian Zydek, Thomas Grotendorst, Enno Kelling, Stefan Lüke, Marc Menzel
  • Patent number: 10148917
    Abstract: In order to recognize hazard areas and/or construction areas on a roadway, an environment sensor produces detected environment data regarding objects indicating the hazard areas and/or construction areas. A traffic light system is detected in the environment data, position data of the traffic light system is determined, an environment scenario is determined from the environment data and is compared with a reference model of the environment scenario. If the reference model does not indicate the presence of a traffic light system, or indicates a traffic light system having position data differing from the position data of the detected traffic light system, then it is concluded that the detected traffic light system is a traffic light system identifying a hazard and/or construction area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignees: Conti Temic microelectronics GmbH, Continental Teves AG & Co. oHG
    Inventors: Stefan Hegemann, Matthias Komar, Stefan Lueke
  • Patent number: 10093233
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus for displaying the surroundings of a vehicle and to a driver assistance system having such an apparatus having at least one sensor for producing sensor data for the surroundings of a vehicle. In this case, the sensor data are conditioned to produce raw image data, if need be using a grid model of the surroundings of the vehicle, if need be the raw image data are processed to produce object information using a grid model of the surroundings of the vehicle, and the object information obtained is used to condition raw image data to produce image object data, and finally the image object data are displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignees: Conti Temic microelectronic GmbH, Continental Automotive GmbH, Continental Teves AG & Co. oHG
    Inventors: Dieter Krökel, Christian Exner, Herbert Meier, Stefan Lüke, Sebastian Houben, Jan Salmen
  • Publication number: 20180251134
    Abstract: A surroundings modeling device for a driver assistance system for a motor vehicle. includes a separating device configured to separate a total vehicle surroundings model into a static vehicle surroundings model based on a first look-ahead distance and a dynamic vehicle surroundings model based on a second look-ahead distance. A first real-time computing device is configured to calculate the dynamic vehicle surroundings model on the basis of the first look-ahead distance within a maximum response time. A second real-time computing device is configured to calculate the static vehicle surroundings model on the basis of the second look-ahead distance with a characteristic response time. A situation analysis device is configured to change the separation process on the basis of an analysis of the total vehicle surroundings model.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2018
    Publication date: September 6, 2018
    Applicant: Continental Teves AG & Co. oHG
    Inventors: Ralph Grewe, Steffen Schaack, Stefan Lüke
  • Publication number: 20180244287
    Abstract: A method and a device for determining a parking trajectory, in particular for a driver assistance system, for autonomous or partially autonomous maneuvering of a vehicle into a target parking position, is disclosed. A perspective representation of the vehicle surroundings is displayed to a user on a display device and a previously determined parking trajectory is output in the representation of the vehicle surroundings. The previously determined parking trajectory can be influenced by the user by at least one manual operator input. An adjusted parking trajectory is determined in accordance with the manual operator inputs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2018
    Publication date: August 30, 2018
    Applicant: Continental Teves AG & Co. oHG
    Inventors: Stephan Kirstein, Benedikt Lattke, Stefan Lüke
  • Publication number: 20180233040
    Abstract: A method for handling a control card, wherein the control card is received by another vehicle. This provides an increased degree of safety in situations to be regulated, as it is possible to compare control cards of different vehicles and coordinate them if necessary.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2015
    Publication date: August 16, 2018
    Inventors: Bastian Zydek, Thomas Grotendorst, Enno Kelling, Stefan Lüke, Marc Menzel
  • Patent number: 9896092
    Abstract: In a method and a driver assistance system for representing vehicle surroundings of a vehicle having a sensor system for detecting the environment, a boundary of a traffic lane or driving path on which the vehicle is currently being driven is represented by position points that each have a predefined set of attributes especially including a width attribute indicating a lateral width of an unobstructed area available as a maneuvering space on an opposite side of the respective position point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: Continental Teves AG & Co. oHG
    Inventors: Dirk Waldbauer, Stefan Fritz, Thomas Berthold, Xiuxun Yin, Andree Hohm, Stefan Lueke
  • Patent number: 9889873
    Abstract: A method of operating a driver assistance system of a motor vehicle for performing an automatic steering intervention involves detecting how firmly a driver is holding a steering wheel, and determining an intensity value i.e. control value dependent on how firmly the driver is holding the steering wheel. The control value is higher when the driver is holding the steering wheel more firmly, and lower when the driver is holding the steering wheel less firmly. The method then applies an automatic steering intervention with an applied intensity that is controlled in accordance with the control value, so that the applied intensity of the automatic steering intervention is higher when the driver is holding the steering wheel more firmly, and lower when the driver is holding the steering wheel less firmly. A steering assistance system includes a memory, a processor, sensors and an automatic steering control system, to implement the method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: Continental Teves AG & Co. oHG
    Inventor: Stefan Lueke
  • Patent number: 9829575
    Abstract: A sensor system detects objects in an environment ahead of a vehicle. The environment is represented by a predetermined fixed number of position points in an environment model. Initially and when no objects are detected, the position points may be distributed stochastically over the detection area of the sensor system. When objects are detected, the position points are re-distributed based on the detected objects, e.g. with a higher density of position points to represent the detected objects. Because the total number of position points is a predefined fixed number that remains constant, the processing, storage and transmission of the environment model involves a constant data volume and efficient use of memory and transmission bandwidth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignees: Conti Temic microelectronic GmbH, Continental Teves AG & Co. oHG
    Inventors: Stefan Hegemann, Ralph Grewe, Andree Hohm, Stefan Lueke
  • Publication number: 20170334446
    Abstract: The invention relates to a lane change assistant for a vehicle comprising a sensor arrangement for calculating information relating to lanes and other road users. Provided is an arithmetic and logic unit for calculating movement paths for a first lane change and a subsequent second lane change to the original lane. The vehicle driver can accept or initiate the calculated lane changes. An actuator unit can then execute the lane changes calculated by the arithmetic and logic unit and initiated by the vehicle driver upon receipt of a signal from the arithmetic and logic unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2017
    Publication date: November 23, 2017
    Applicant: Continental Teves AG & Co. oHG
    Inventors: Sybe Dirk Jan Bosch, Oliver Fochler, Stefan Lüke, Matthias Strauss
  • Publication number: 20170301236
    Abstract: A method for handling a control card, wherein a control card is created in a vehicle and passed on to an external unit such as, for example, another vehicle or a central server. In this way, a comparison of control cards is possible.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2015
    Publication date: October 19, 2017
    Inventors: Bastian ZYDEK, Thomas GROTENDORST, Enno KELLING, Stefan LÜKE, Marc MENZEL
  • Publication number: 20170278390
    Abstract: A method for operating a central server, which enables a central management of control cards containing traffic rules. The invention further includes methods for handling control cards in vehicles, in particular in cooperation with such a central server.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2015
    Publication date: September 28, 2017
    Inventors: Bastian Zydek, Thomas Grotendorst, Enno Kelling, Stefan Lüke, Marc Menzel
  • Patent number: 9576208
    Abstract: A display system for a vehicle comprises a display mounted within a passenger compartment of a vehicle and at least one camera mounted to the vehicle and facing at least partially in a rear direction. The display shows the images recorded by the camera(s) to provide a rear view for the driver of the vehicle. An ECU is controllably connected to the display screen and the at least one camera to analyze an image from the at least one camera to detect when an object in the image is an emergency vehicle; and to activate an alert on the display when an emergency vehicle is detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: Continental Automotive Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: David Agnew, Stefan Lüke, Marc Fischer, Dieter Krökel
  • Patent number: 9569968
    Abstract: A method for the automated braking and/or steering of a vehicle uses at least one sensor system for detecting the vehicle's surroundings, a potential collision object in the vehicle's surroundings, and a relative speed of the vehicle relative to the potential collision object. The activation and/or the sequence of an automated steering intervention and/or an automated braking intervention is determined based on the relative speed. The braking intervention is activated at first when the relative speed is below or equal to a predefined threshold, and the steering intervention is activated at first when the relative speed is above the predefined threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: Continental Teves AG & Co. oHG
    Inventors: Matthias Strauss, Juergen Pfeiffer, Stefan Lueke
  • Patent number: 9517719
    Abstract: A method for automatic direction indication for a vehicle includes the following steps: detecting a driver activity and/or a vehicle position by a Lane Keeping System and/or a Lane Departure Warning System; and automatically activating or deactivating a direction indicator of the vehicle dependent on the detected driver activity or vehicle position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Assignees: Continental Teves AG & Co. oHG, Conti Temic microelectronic GmbH
    Inventors: Stefan Lueke, Matthias Happ
  • Patent number: 9511723
    Abstract: A method and a device for an assistance system, e.g. a parking assistance system, perform an autonomous or semi-autonomous driving maneuver of a vehicle. A camera system generates image data from the surroundings of the vehicle. A processor arrangement processes the image data to produce control information that is used by the assistance system to perform the driving maneuver. If the image data show that a restriction or impediment is present, then the assistance system is put in a safe state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: Continental Teves AG & Co. oHG
    Inventors: Alfred Eckert, Ronald Bayer, Stefan Lueke, Bernd Piller, Georg Halasy-Wimmer
  • Patent number: 9495603
    Abstract: A method and a device determine whether a vehicle can pass through a passage of an object, based on image data from a 3-D camera, which records an image of surroundings of the vehicle. A trajectory of the vehicle is ascertained. From the image data, it is determined whether an object located above the trajectory is recognized and whether the object has at least one connection to the ground. The dimensions and the shape of an entry area or a passage space between the object and the roadway, through which the vehicle is to pass, are determined from the image data. By comparing the dimensions and shape of the entry area or the passage space with the dimensions and shape of the vehicle, it is determined whether and how the vehicle can pass through the entry area or passage space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignees: Conti Temic microelectronic GmbH, Continental Teves AG & Co. oHG
    Inventors: Stefan Hegemann, Stefan Lueke, Christoph Hassenpflug
  • Patent number: 9409571
    Abstract: A method supports a vehicle's traffic-light-sequence assistant system that detects traffic light sequences of a traffic light (11) with a camera (1). According to the method, when the traffic light (11) is detected in the field of view (1a ) of the camera (1), a length or an end stopping point (L) of a driving path (W) toward the traffic light (11) is determined by a control unit (3), such that the traffic light will remain within view of the camera when the vehicle drives the determined length along the driving path to the end stopping point, and a control signal (St) concerning the determined length (L) or the end stopping point of the driving path (W) is outputted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignees: Conti Temic microelectronic GmbH, Continental Teves AG & Co. oHG
    Inventors: Stefan Lueke, Stefan Hegemann, Matthias Komar
  • Publication number: 20160221503
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus for displaying the surroundings of a vehicle and to a driver assistance system having such an apparatus having at least one sensor for producing sensor data for the surroundings of a vehicle. In this case, the sensor data are conditioned to produce raw image data, if need be using a grid model of the surroundings of the vehicle, if need be the raw image data are processed to produce object information using a grid model of the surroundings of the vehicle, and the object information obtained is used to condition raw image data to produce image object data, and finally the image object data are displayed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2014
    Publication date: August 4, 2016
    Inventors: Dieter KRÖKEL, Christian EXNER, Herbert MEIER, Stefan LÜKE, Sebastian HOUBEN, Jan SALMEN