Patents by Inventor Ulrich Stählin

Ulrich Stählin 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: 20220172618
    Abstract: A method and system supported by a vehicle for reducing false positive intersection detection is provided. The method includes receiving roadside information from a roadside unit positioned along a route of the vehicle. The method includes determining a type of road condition based on the received roadside information. The method also includes determining when to output a road status signal including the type of road condition to at least one of a vehicle user interface or an autonomous vehicle controller supported by the vehicle based on the determined type of road condition. The road status signal causing the user interface to display a message to the driver or causing the autonomous vehicle controller to adjust a vehicle behavior based on the type of road condition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2020
    Publication date: June 2, 2022
    Applicant: Continental Automotive Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Luis Javier Del Real Ibanez, Ulrich Stählin, Paul D Bingham, I
  • Publication number: 20220153287
    Abstract: A method for determining the values of parameters for a controller of a vehicle, wherein respective error measures are calculated for different sets of values and a set of values is selected based on the error measures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2018
    Publication date: May 19, 2022
    Inventor: Ulrich Stählin
  • Patent number: 11336656
    Abstract: A verification apparatus for a vehicle-to-X (V2X) communication device, designed to verify received V2X messages and configured to conduct the verification of received V2X messages depending on a determined temperature value. A V2X communication device including the verification apparatus, a corresponding method and the use of the verification apparatus or communication device as also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: Continental Automotive Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Ulrich Stählin
  • Patent number: 11332136
    Abstract: A vehicle lane positioning system includes a sensor arrangement that is designed to determine lateral boundaries of a vehicle lane. A control unit is designed to calculate a vehicle travel path within the vehicle lane having a predetermined variation from a centered vehicle pathway. An actuator unit is designed to execute the vehicle travel path within the vehicle lane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: Continental Autonomous Mobility US, LLC
    Inventor: Ulrich Stählin
  • Patent number: 11327182
    Abstract: A method and corresponding device for detecting correction information for an antenna for receiving data of a satellite of a satellite navigation system includes the steps of determining first distance information of the antenna relative to a satellite of a satellite navigation system, capturing position information and orientation information of the antenna on the basis of sensor information, determining second distance information of the antenna relative to the satellite on the basis of the position information captured using sensor information, detecting a deviation of the first distance information from the second distance information, determining correction information on the basis of the detected deviation, and storing, in a data memory, the correction information regarding the orientation information captured by the sensor information. The correction information can be used in particular for correcting an angle-dependent phase center offset.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: CONTINENTAL TEVES AG & CO OHG
    Inventors: Michael Zalewski, Ulrich Stählin
  • Patent number: 11280916
    Abstract: A system for receiving and processing satellite signals from satellites of global navigation systems, in particular for a vehicle, having a signal path includes a signal conditioning unit for conditioning received satellite signals, an analysis unit for analyzing the conditioned satellite signals, and a position determination unit for determining measured values utilizing the satellite signals provided by the analysis unit. The measured values include a position, a speed, and/or a satellite time. The system has two signal paths which are separate from one another and each process mutually independent satellite signals for a position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: CONTINENTAL TEVES AG & CO. OHG
    Inventors: Henrik Antoni, Pierre Blüher, Ulrich Stählin, Michael Zalewski
  • Patent number: 11273829
    Abstract: A driver assistance system (10) for a vehicle includes a control unit (11), and a communication device (12) for receiving data from a server (30). The control unit (11) is configured to calculate a trajectory (T) for the vehicle on the basis of sensor data. The control unit (11) is also configured to replace the calculated trajectory (T) for the vehicle (20) with an offboard trajectory (T1) received from the server (30) under certain circumstances.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: Continental Teves AG & Co. OHG
    Inventor: Ulrich Staehlin
  • Publication number: 20220066052
    Abstract: An electronic control system and a method for position determination utilizing a satellite navigation system having regulated self-heating is described. The system includes a computing device for data processing. The computing device is configured to use data of an information carrier for a position determination and/or for a determination of a movement velocity and/or for a determination of a current time on demand and/or as a function of a usage of the computing device and/or a temperature of the computing device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2020
    Publication date: March 3, 2022
    Applicant: Continental Automotive Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Ulrich Stählin
  • Patent number: 11263832
    Abstract: A data transfer device for transferring data in a communications network for a vehicle, includes a data receiving device, and a data processing device. The data processing device is configured to filter received data via a filter device based on a predetermined condition, and the data processing device is configured to generate at least one data object with at least one parameter from the filtered data. The data processing device is further configured to check whether or not status information of the at least one parameter of the at least one data object has changed relative to status information of this at least one parameter of this at least one data object at an earlier time. The data processing device is further configured to transfer the changed status information of the at least one parameter of the at least one data object to the data application device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Inventors: Ulrich Stählin, Marc Menzel
  • Patent number: 11256727
    Abstract: A method for transmitting data from a vehicle to a server. The data transmitted to the server including raw satellite navigation data received by the vehicle from a satellite. The server updates a map based on the raw satellite navigation data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Inventor: Ulrich Stählin
  • Publication number: 20220038936
    Abstract: A method for filtering vehicle-to-X messages, having the following steps: receiving a number of vehicle-to-X messages and adapting a filter parameter for filtering the received vehicle-to-X messages in such a manner that a number of vehicle-to-X messages to be discarded leaves a number of vehicle-to-X messages to be processed from the number of received vehicle-to-X messages. The adaptation is carried out on the basis of a correction value for describing a deviation of the number of vehicle-to-X messages to be processed in a specified duration from a number of vehicle-to-X messages provided for processing in the specified duration. Also disclosed are a corresponding vehicle-to-X communication device and to a computer-readable storage medium.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2019
    Publication date: February 3, 2022
    Inventors: Ulrich Stählin, Richard Scherping
  • Patent number: 11223706
    Abstract: In a communication system for vehicle-to-environment communication, data to be transmitted is transmitted wirelessly as data packets. The system includes a communication unit and an application unit which are in contact with one another via an internal communication link, the communication unit having a high-frequency antenna and a transceiver for physical data transmission, in addition to a data processor for controlling the physical transmission. The application unit has at least one data processor configured to execute application programs, to control the access of the application programs to the vehicle-to-environment communication and to execute data communication security applications. The data processor of the application unit is configured to forward the data packets including the routing between communication users and to segment the data stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: Continental Automotive GmbH
    Inventors: Ulrich Stählin, Marc Menzel, Stefan Götz, Martin Schürmeier, Anselm Keil, Sven Kretschmar, Richard Owen, Klaus Rink
  • Patent number: 11218849
    Abstract: A vehicle-to-X communications system for a vehicle, includes first antenna, a second antenna, a first transceiver for transmitting and receiving a signal, the first transceiver electrically connectable to the first antenna via a first antenna interface, a second transceiver for transmitting and receiving a signal, the second transceiver electrically connectable to the second antenna via a second antenna interface, a control device connectable to the first transceiver via a first communications interface and to the second transceiver via a second communications interface. The first transceiver and the second transceiver are configured to communicate with the control device independently of one another and, further, to transmit and receive a signal independently of one another via their first antenna and the second antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: CONTINENTAL TEVES AG & CO. OHG
    Inventors: Ulrich Stählin, Marc Menzel
  • Patent number: 11203352
    Abstract: A motor vehicle controller performs one or more control and/or monitoring functions. The controller includes a processor which determines a first utilization level of the controller during the motor vehicle's travel mode, and a communication interface which receives program code. The program code defines a new control and/or monitoring function of the controller and/or modifies a control and/or monitoring function of the controller. The processor further determines a second utilization level of the controller in the motor vehicle's standstill mode. The program code is the basis for performing the controller's new control and/or monitoring function and/or the modified control and/or monitoring function of the controller, and take the first and second utilization levels as basis for deciding to perform the controller's new control and/or monitoring function and/or the controller's modified control and/or monitoring function in the vehicle's travel mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2021
    Assignee: CONTINENTAL TEVES AG & CO. OHG
    Inventors: Ulrich Stählin, Jürgen Kunz
  • Patent number: 11205347
    Abstract: A method for ascertaining an ego position of an electronic device, having the steps: ascertaining an ego position of the electronic device by a position-detecting apparatus of the electronic device, ascertaining, by a computing apparatus for processing the data of the electronic device, a position of a road user using positional information comprising a received vehicle-to-X message in respect of cooperative road user recognition, ascertaining, by the computing apparatus or a further computing apparatus for processing data, a distance between the ascertained ego position and the position ascertained using the received positional information, correcting the ascertained ego position using the positional information to form a corrected ego position if the distance is less than or equal to a threshold value. An electronic device, the use of the electronic device as well as a corresponding system as also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2021
    Assignees: CONTINENTAL TEVES AG & CO. OHG, CONTINENTAL AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Ulrich Stählin, Sebastian Strunck
  • Patent number: 11184919
    Abstract: A communication apparatus for vehicle-to-X communication (V2X communication), including a first interface for V2X communication on a first communication channel, a second interface for V2X communication on a second communication channel and a computing device for processing V2X messages received and/or to be sent. The apparatus is configured, initiated by the transmission of a first V2X message by the first interface, to transmit a second V2X message by the second interface. A corresponding method as well as the use of the communication apparatus in a vehicle or a mobile apparatus is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignees: CONTINENTAL TEVES AG & CO. OHG, CONTINENTAL AUTOMOTIVE GMBH
    Inventors: Marc Menzel, Ulrich Stählin
  • Patent number: 11175412
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a vehicle-to-X communication system for a vehicle. The vehicle-to-X communication system comprises a first communication module having a first antenna, wherein the first antenna has a first communication angle; a second communication module having a second antenna, wherein the second antenna has a second communication angle; wherein the first communication module and the second communication module are arranged in such a manner that the first antenna and the second antenna are oriented in different directions, in order to obtain a total communication angle which is composed of the first communication angle and the second communication angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: Continental Teves AG & Co. oHG
    Inventor: Ulrich Staehlin
  • Publication number: 20210345114
    Abstract: A vehicle-to-X communication apparatus including: a reception device to receive a vehicle-to-X message; a first electronic computation device to calculate a hash value for a received vehicle-to-X message; and a second electronic computation device to generate a new vehicle-to-X message using data included in the received vehicle-to-X message and to calculate a hash value for the generated vehicle-to-X message. The first electronic computation device is designed in accordance with a higher safety integrity level than the second electronic computation device, and a comparison device to make a comparison between the hash value for the received vehicle-to-X message and the hash value for the generated vehicle-to-X message. The vehicle-to-X communication apparatus further processes the data from the received vehicle-to-X message depending on a result of the comparison. Also disclosed are a corresponding method and the use of the apparatus in a vehicle or an infrastructure device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2019
    Publication date: November 4, 2021
    Inventors: Ulrich Stählin, Marc Menzel
  • Patent number: 11151879
    Abstract: A communication device including a mobile radio module for data communication via a mobile radio network and/or an internet access module for data communication via the internet, and a radio module for direct vehicle-to-X communication. The communication device is configured to receive status information and/or environment information of a road user from a processing device for operation of an internet service by the mobile radio module and/or internet access module and to re-emit the status information and/or environment information via the radio module by direct vehicle-to-X communication. A corresponding method to be carried out by a communication device and a method for improving the road safety of a road user are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignees: CONTINENTAL TEVES AG & CO. OHG, CONTINENTAL AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Sebastian Strunck, Ulrich Stählin
  • Publication number: 20210311207
    Abstract: A communication apparatus for subsequent installation in a vehicle and/or for mobile use, having: a transceiver having an antenna for wireless data transmission, a GNSS receiver having an antenna for receiving signals from a global satellite navigation system, an inertial measurement unit, and a housing enclosing the transceiver, the GNSS receiver and the inertial measurement unit at least in part. The communication apparatus is configured to use data captured by the inertial measurement unit and/or the GNSS receiver to perform motion detection, in order to ascertain a motion pattern, and to perform or prevent a data transmission by the antenna for the purpose of wireless data transmission as a function of the ascertained motion pattern. Furthermore, the a method for execution using such a communication apparatus is disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2019
    Publication date: October 7, 2021
    Inventors: Ulrich Stählin, Klaus Rink