Patents by Inventor Sven Carsten BELAU

Sven Carsten BELAU 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: 11002841
    Abstract: A method for the evaluation of signals of a rangefinder having at least one sensor point involves carrying out measurements cyclically, wherein the rangefinder emits a plurality of measurement points that indicate a distance from the sensor point. The rangefinder measures distances in a plurality of directions, and a horizontal angle is associated with each measurement point. The measurement points are differentiated into useful signals and interfering signals based on the distance. Measurement points with a distance below a first limiting value are identified as interfering signals, and measurement points above the first limiting value are identified as useful signals. Useful signals are associated with a first measurement area when they satisfy a predetermined condition for distance and horizontal angle. The quantity of useful signals in the first measurement area is determined, and a warning signal is emitted when the quantity of useful signals lies below a first threshold value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: CLAAS Selbstfahrende Erntemaschinen GmbH
    Inventors: René Middelberg, Sven Carsten Belau, Daniel Irmer, Sebastian Spiekermann
  • Publication number: 20210063547
    Abstract: A method for the evaluation of signals of a rangefinder having at least one sensor point involves carrying out measurements cyclically, wherein the rangefinder emits a plurality of measurement points that indicate a distance from the sensor point. The rangefinder measures distances in a plurality of directions, and a horizontal angle is associated with each measurement point. The measurement points are differentiated into useful signals and interfering signals based on the distance. Measurement points with a distance below a first limiting value are identified as interfering signals, and measurement points above the first limiting value are identified as useful signals. Useful signals are associated with a first measurement area when they satisfy a predetermined condition for distance and horizontal angle. The quantity of useful signals in the first measurement area is determined, and a warning signal is emitted when the quantity of useful signals lies below a first threshold value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2020
    Publication date: March 4, 2021
    Applicant: CLAAS Selbstfahrende Erntemaschinen GmbH
    Inventors: René MIDDELBERG, Sven Carsten BELAU, Daniel IRMER, Sebastian SPIEKERMANN