Patents by Inventor Tobias MOLL

Tobias MOLL 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: 20220382050
    Abstract: A method of operating virtual reality glasses in a vehicle in which a risk of motion sickness for a wearer of the virtual reality glasses is reduced with the aid of the method. A virtual reality system (IO) includes the virtual reality glasses and the vehicle. According to the method, a vehicle movement of the vehicle is evaluated in such a way that ultimately, after the image data describing the virtual surroundings have been split into a background image dataset and a foreground image dataset, a lateral offset for a position of an object in the foreground in comparison with the background is determined, so that virtual surroundings which are processed in this way can be determined and displayed. Alternatively, the virtual surroundings can be enlarged in accordance with the vehicle movement, and processed virtual surroundings can be determined by means of a movement of the enlarged virtual surroundings along a movement trajectory, and displayed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2020
    Publication date: December 1, 2022
    Applicant: AUDI AG
    Inventors: Tobias MOLL, Tahar BOUAZIZ
  • Publication number: 20220309759
    Abstract: An apparatus for color-dependent detection of image contents includes a light input coupling apparatus, carrier medium, measuring region, output coupling region, and camera apparatus. The light input coupling apparatus includes a light source to emit light at a first wavelength. The carrier medium receives the light and transmits the light by internal reflection to the measuring region. The measuring region includes a first diffraction structure that outputs light at the first wavelength. The first diffraction structure is formed as a multiplex diffraction structure to input light in a second wavelength range. The output coupling region includes a second diffraction structure formed as a multiplex diffraction structure that outputs light at the first wavelength and the second wavelength range. The camera apparatus captures light output from the carrier medium to the camera apparatus, and provides the light in a form of image data which correlates with the light.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2020
    Publication date: September 29, 2022
    Applicant: AUDI AG
    Inventors: Markus KLUG, Tobias MOLL, Johannes SCHEUCHENPFLUG
  • Publication number: 20220272258
    Abstract: A camera device having an enlarged or wide-angle field of view generates images of surroundings simultaneously using only one image capturing unit, such as an image sensor, for example. The camera device uses a diverting unit disposed upstream of the image capturing unit. The diverting unit includes so-called holographic optical elements which, based on their deflection structures, divert or deflect light so that the camera device can capture the wide-angle field of view, without generating imaging aberrations on the resulting image(s). The deflection structures are wavelength-selective and/or angle-selective. The total field of view is subdivided into individual angle-of-incidence regions by virtue of the properties of the deflection structures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2020
    Publication date: August 25, 2022
    Applicant: AUDI AG
    Inventor: Tobias MOLL
  • Publication number: 20220256135
    Abstract: Cost-effective, spatially representative image data is recording in a stereoscopic or photogrammetric image of an environment by a camera apparatus having three holographic-optical elements arranged as coupling regions at different positions on a carrier medium to capture the environment from different perspectives. Light from the environment is coupled by the coupling regions into the carrier medium which provides a light guide that transfers the light to an additional holographic-optical element which provides a decoupling region to decouple the light from the carrier medium. An image capture device captures the decoupled light and produces image data therefrom. A separating device produces the spatially representative image data from the image data by capturing the light incident on the coupling regions in a manner separated temporally or by color.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2020
    Publication date: August 11, 2022
    Applicant: AUDI AG
    Inventors: Markus KLUG, Tobias MOLL, Johannes SCHEUCHENPFLUG
  • Publication number: 20220227207
    Abstract: A device for temperature control for a motor vehicle, includes a diffractive optical element disposed on a surface of the motor vehicle, and a radiator. The diffractive optical element couples in incident radiation and conducts the coupled-in incident radiation away from an area of the motor vehicle to be cooled. The radiator includes an absorber to absorb the coupled-in incident radiation which is conducted to the absorber from the diffractive optical element. The radiator releases energy based on the coupled-in incident radiation absorbed by the absorber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2022
    Publication date: July 21, 2022
    Applicants: VOLKSWAGEN AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT, AUDI AG
    Inventors: Mark BENNEMANN, Tobias MOLL
  • Publication number: 20220229188
    Abstract: A carrier medium is designed as a waveguide on which a coupling region and a decoupling region are provided. The coupling region is designed to couple light, which has been emitted from a light source and reflected on an object in the surroundings, into the carrier medium. The coupled reflected light is then transmitted to the decoupling region by internal reflection, and the reflected light is decoupled again at the decoupling region and is transmitted to the at least one sensor device, which is designed as a time-of-flight camera device. The sensor device provides the detected light in the form of sensor data, describing the propagation time of the light reflected on the object, to an analysis device that obtains object data, which describes the position of the object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2020
    Publication date: July 21, 2022
    Applicant: AUDI AG
    Inventors: Markus KLUG, Tobias MOLL, Johannes SCHEUCHENPFLUG
  • Publication number: 20220230454
    Abstract: An object recognition system includes a two-dimensional carrier medium which can be disposed on a component in a vehicle interior. The carrier medium is configured as a light guide, and a coupling-in region and a coupling-out region are disposed on the carrier medium. Light from a surrounding area is coupled into the carrier medium via the coupling-in region, is transmitted to the coupling-out region by internal reflection, and is coupled out of the carrier medium. The object recognition system further includes an image capturing device to capture the light that is coupled out and provides the light coupled out of the carrier medium in a form of image data. The object recognition system further includes an evaluation device to capture an object in the surrounding area based on the image data, to recognize the object based on an object recognition criterion, and to provide object data describing the object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2020
    Publication date: July 21, 2022
    Applicant: AUDI AG
    Inventors: Markus KLUG, Tobias MOLL, Johannes SCHEUCHENPFLUG
  • Publication number: 20220221772
    Abstract: A carrier medium embodied as a light guide has an input coupling region and an output coupling region, each of which are embodied as a holographic element. The carrier medium forms a cover plate for an image display region of a screen and the input coupling region is at least one partial region of the cover plate surface. Light incident on the input coupling region from the surroundings is coupled into the carrier medium, transmitted to the output coupling region by internal reflection and is in turn coupled out from the output coupling region. The coupled-out light is captured by an image capturing device and used to generate image data correlated with the captured light.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2020
    Publication date: July 14, 2022
    Applicant: AUDI AG
    Inventors: Markus KLUG, Tobias MOLL, Johannes SCHEUCHENPFLUG
  • Publication number: 20220214269
    Abstract: A spectrometry device includes a carrier medium, or waveguide, for transmitting light by internal reflection, and a transceiver device that has at least one light source and a detection device. A transceiver deflection structure couples at least the light emitted by the light source into the carrier medium. A measurement deflection structure, arranged at a distance from the transceiver deflection structure, decouples the light out of the carrier medium onto a measuring surface of the carrier medium so that the biological tissue can reflect the light back to the carrier medium. The reflected light is transmitted back onto the detection device via the measurement deflection structure, the carrier medium and the transceiver deflection structure. The detection device determines an intensity signal of the reflected light which is used by an analysis device to determine a pulse frequency signal and/or a pulse curve signal as a medical characteristic value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2020
    Publication date: July 7, 2022
    Applicant: AUDI AG
    Inventors: Markus KLUG, Tobias MOLL, Johannes SCHEUCHENPFLUG
  • Publication number: 20220208193
    Abstract: A detection device provides a voice signal of a person and includes a light source, a first planar carrier medium, a second planar carrier medium, a sensor device, and an evaluation device. The first planar carrier medium includes an input coupling region and an output coupling region. The second planar carrier medium includes a light input coupling region and a light output coupling region. Light from the light source is emitted into the second planar carrier medium and output in the direction of a front neck region of the person, and the light reflected on the neck region is input into the first planar carrier medium and output out of the first planar carrier medium. The output light is detected by the sensor device which provides sensor data to the evaluation device which converts the sensor data into vibrational data and provides the voice signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2020
    Publication date: June 30, 2022
    Applicant: AUDI AG
    Inventors: Markus KLUG, Tobias MOLL, Johannes SCHEUCHENPFLUG
  • Publication number: 20220203608
    Abstract: A 3D printing apparatus includes a synthetic resin bath for a photosensitive synthetic resin and a lifting apparatus. The photosensitive synthetic resin at the lifting apparatus is polymerizable by light of a specified wavelength. The 3D printing apparatus further includes a carrier medium having a coupling-in region and a coupling-out region, and an illumination apparatus to emit light onto the coupling-in region. The coupling-in region includes a coupling-in deflection structure to couple light of the specified wavelength incident on the coupling-in deflection structure from the illumination apparatus, into the carrier medium in a direction of the coupling-out region, and the coupling-out region is disposed below the synthetic resin bath and includes a coupling-out deflection structure configured to couple the light of the specified wavelength that is incident on the coupling-out deflection structure, as an exposure pattern, out of the carrier medium onto the photosensitive synthetic resin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2020
    Publication date: June 30, 2022
    Applicant: AUDI AG
    Inventors: Markus KLUG, Tobias MOLL, Johannes SCHEUCHENPFLUG
  • Publication number: 20220203882
    Abstract: A design screen and at least one detection device with an image capturing device and a carrier medium are provided in an external lighting device for a motor vehicle. The carrier medium is a flat waveguide on which a coupling region and a decoupling region are provided. The carrier medium is adapted to the surface shape of the design screen. The coupling region and the decoupling region are each a holographic element. Light incident on the external lighting device from the surroundings is coupled into the carrier medium via the coupling region, is transported to the decoupling region by internal reflection in the waveguide, and is decoupled at the decoupling region. The image capturing device detects the decoupled light and provides image data which correlates to the detected light.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2020
    Publication date: June 30, 2022
    Applicant: AUDI AG
    Inventors: Markus KLUG, Tobias MOLL, Johannes SCHEUCHENPFLUG
  • Publication number: 20220206113
    Abstract: A light source emits light of a predefined wavelength onto a coupling-in region which has a coupling-in diffraction structure and couples the light into a carrier medium in the direction of a measurement region. The measurement region is a combination of an emission diffraction structure and a receiving diffraction structure. The emission diffraction structure extracts light which has been coupled into a measurement volume to be monitored for reflection at an object outside the carrier medium. The receiving diffraction structure couples the reflected light, which is incident on the receiving diffraction structure from outside the carrier medium, into the carrier medium in the direction of a detector region. The detector region has a detector diffraction structure that routes the light onto a detector apparatus. Then the detector apparatus determines a distance to the object from a time of flight of the light from the light source to the detector apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2020
    Publication date: June 30, 2022
    Applicant: AUDI AG
    Inventors: Markus KLUG, Tobias MOLL, Johannes SCHEUCHENPFLUG