Patents by Inventor Thorsten Vaupel

Thorsten Vaupel 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: 20220196781
    Abstract: The embodiments herein relate to method performed by a radio network node, a network node, a method performed by a UE, a UE, a method performed by a location server and a location server. The method performed by the network node includes: transmitting at least one signal to other network nodes; detecting signals transmitted from said other network nodes; measuring the signal strength of each received signal; transforming said measured signal strengths into a reference point or into measurement data; and transferring or transmitting the reference point or the measurement data to a location entity or a location node or a location server in the network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2020
    Publication date: June 23, 2022
    Applicant: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forschung e.V.
    Inventors: Steffen Meyer, Thorsten Vaupel, Mohammad Alawieh, Bastian Perner, JÜrgen Hupp
  • Patent number: 10042033
    Abstract: Described is an apparatus for calibrating a position finding device, having a comparer for comparing a received radio signal pattern to a multitude of reference radio signal patterns, a determiner for determining a signal strength difference, and a determiner for determining a calibration value. The comparer for comparing is configured to select a selection subset from the multitude of reference radio signal patterns by means of a measure of matching between the received radio signal pattern and one reference radio signal pattern, respectively. Determination of the calibration value is based on the signal strength difference, and the determiner for determining the calibration value is further configured to provide the calibration value to the position finding device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: FRAUNHOFER-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
    Inventors: Steffen Meyer, Juergen Hupp, Thorsten Vaupel, Stephan Haimerl
  • Patent number: 9529075
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide a mobile device having a receiver and an orientation determiner. The receiver has a plurality of antennas for receiving a signal from a stationary transmitter. Each antenna of the plurality of antennas is arranged to have a different receiving direction. The receiver is configured to detect a signal strength of the signal received with each antenna in order to obtain a plurality of detected signal strengths. The orientation determiner is configured to determine an orientation of the mobile device relative to the stationary transmitter based on the plurality of detected signal strengths.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Foerderung der angewandten Forschung e.V.
    Inventors: Jochen Seitz, Thorsten Vaupel, Stephen Haimerl, Joern Thielecke
  • Publication number: 20160069982
    Abstract: Described is an apparatus for calibrating a position finding device, having a comparer for comparing a received radio signal pattern to a multitude of reference radio signal patterns, a determiner for determining a signal strength difference, and a determiner for determining a calibration value. The comparer for comparing is configured to select a selection subset from the multitude of reference radio signal patterns by means of a measure of matching between the received radio signal pattern and one reference radio signal pattern, respectively. Determination of the calibration value is based on the signal strength difference, and the determiner for determining the calibration value is further configured to provide the calibration value to the position finding device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2015
    Publication date: March 10, 2016
    Inventors: Steffen MEYER, Juergen HUPP, Thorsten VAUPEL, Stephan HAIMERL
  • Patent number: 9217787
    Abstract: Described is an apparatus for calibrating a position finding device, having a comparer for comparing a received radio signal pattern to a multitude of reference radio signal patterns, a determiner for determining a signal strength difference, and a determiner for determining a calibration value. The comparer for comparing is configured to select a selection subset from the multitude of reference radio signal patterns by means of a measure of matching between the received radio signal pattern and one reference radio signal pattern, respectively. Determination of the calibration value is based on the signal strength difference, and the determiner for determining the calibration value is further configured to provide the calibration value to the position finding device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2015
    Assignee: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Foerderung der angewandten Forschung e.V.
    Inventors: Steffen Meyer, Juergen Hupp, Thorsten Vaupel, Stephan Haimerl
  • Patent number: 8866674
    Abstract: At a current position, a measurement packet is determined by a mobile terminal device at a measurement time. The measurement packet includes transmitter identifications of radio transmitters receivable at the current position of the mobile terminal device at the measurement time. By means of reference measurement packets provided to the mobile terminal device, the mobile terminal device itself can determine its current position. Additionally, a deviation of the determined transmitter identifications of the measurement packet from reference transmitter identifications of the reference measurement packets is determined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Foerderung der angewandten Forschung e.V.
    Inventors: Steffen Meyer, Juergen Hupp, Thorsten Vaupel, Stephan Haimerl, Frank Mueller, Renata Kitti Zahonyi, Karin Loidl
  • Publication number: 20140133344
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide a mobile device having a receiver and an orientation determiner. The receiver has a plurality of antennas for receiving a signal from a stationary transmitter. Each antenna of the plurality of antennas is arranged to have a different receiving direction. The receiver is configured to detect a signal strength of the signal received with each antenna in order to obtain a plurality of detected signal strengths. The orientation determiner is configured to determine an orientation of the mobile device relative to the stationary transmitter based on the plurality of detected signal strengths.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2014
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Inventors: Jochen SEITZ, Thorsten VAUPEL, Stephen HAIMERL, Joern THIELECKE
  • Publication number: 20130342400
    Abstract: At a current position, a measurement packet is determined by a mobile terminal device at a measurement time. The measurement packet includes transmitter identifications of radio transmitters receivable at the current position of the mobile terminal device at the measurement time. By means of reference measurement packets provided to the mobile terminal device, the mobile terminal device itself can determine its current position. Additionally, a deviation of the determined transmitter identifications of the measurement packet from reference transmitter identifications of the reference measurement packets is determined.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2012
    Publication date: December 26, 2013
    Inventors: Steffen MEYER, Juergen HUPP, Thorsten VAUPEL, Stephan HAIMERL, Frank MUELLER, Karin LOIDL
  • Publication number: 20130289916
    Abstract: Described is an apparatus for calibrating a position finding device, having a comparer for comparing a received radio signal pattern to a multitude of reference radio signal patterns, a determiner for determining a signal strength difference, and a determiner for determining a calibration value. The comparer for comparing is configured to select a selection subset from the multitude of reference radio signal patterns by means of a measure of matching between the received radio signal pattern and one reference radio signal pattern, respectively. Determination of the calibration value is based on the signal strength difference, and the determiner for determining the calibration value is further configured to provide the calibration value to the position finding device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2012
    Publication date: October 31, 2013
    Inventors: Steffen MEYER, Juergen HUPP, Thorsten VAUPEL, Stephan HAIMERL
  • Patent number: 8320280
    Abstract: An apparatus for determining a coincidence of a position with a reference position, wherein radio signals from fixedly positioned radio transmitters can be received at the position, having a provider for providing properties of the radio signals of the fixedly positioned radio transmitters at the position, wherein the provided properties of the radio signals include transmitter identifications identifying the radio transmitters, a separator for separating the radio transmitters into a first number of radio transmitters previously recorded transmitter identifications of which at the reference position are identical with transmitter identifications provided at the position, and into a second number of radio transmitters previously recorded transmitter identifications of which at the reference position and transmitter identifications provided at the position are different, and a determiner for determining a measure of matching for the position on the basis of the provided properties of the radio signals, wherein
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Foerderung der Angewandten Forschung e.V.
    Inventors: Steffen Meyer, Juergen Hupp, Thorsten Vaupel, Stephan Haimerl, Frank Mueller, Karin Loidl, Renata Kitti Zahonyi
  • Patent number: 8320938
    Abstract: When localizing terminal devices an updating measure of reference ambient information allocated to surroundings of the terminal device is executed when a deviation of ambient information determined by means of the terminal device from reference ambient information allocated to a position of the terminal device is detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Foerderung der Angewandten Forschung E.V.
    Inventors: Steffen Meyer, Juergen Hupp, Thorsten Vaupel, Karin Loidl
  • Publication number: 20100305851
    Abstract: A device for updating cartographic data for a predetermined region, having a collector for collecting location information of a path covered in the predetermined region, an overlayer for overlaying the collected location information with the cartographic data for the predetermined region, a determiner for determining portions contradictory or missing in the cartographic data for the predetermined region on the basis of the overlaid collected location information, and an updater for updating the cartographic data in the missing or contradictory portions on the basis of the overlaid collected location information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2008
    Publication date: December 2, 2010
    Applicant: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Foerderung der angewandten Forschung e.V.
    Inventors: Steffen Meyer, Juergen Hupp, Thorsten Vaupel
  • Publication number: 20100278079
    Abstract: An apparatus for determining a coincidence of a position with a reference position, wherein radio signals from fixedly positioned radio transmitters can be received at the position, having a provider for providing properties of the radio signals of the fixedly positioned radio transmitters at the position, wherein the provided properties of the radio signals include transmitter identifications identifying the radio transmitters, a separator for separating the radio transmitters into a first number of radio transmitters previously recorded transmitter identifications of which at the reference position are identical with transmitter identifications provided at the position, and into a second number of radio transmitters previously recorded transmitter identifications of which at the reference position and transmitter identifications provided at the position are different, and a determiner for determining a measure of matching for the position on the basis of the provided properties of the radio signals, wherein
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2008
    Publication date: November 4, 2010
    Inventors: Steffen Meyer, Juergen Hupp, Thorsten Vaupel, Stephan Haimerl, Frank Mueller, Karin Loidl, Renata Kitti Zahonyi
  • Publication number: 20100093368
    Abstract: When localizing terminal devices an updating measure of reference ambient information allocated to surroundings of the terminal device is executed when a deviation of ambient information determined by means of the terminal device from reference ambient information allocated to a position of the terminal device is detected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2008
    Publication date: April 15, 2010
    Inventors: Steffen Meyer, Juergen Hupp, Thorsten Vaupel, Karin Loidl