Global Patent Index - EP 2021975 A1

EP 2021975 A1 2009-02-11 - DEVICE AND METHOD FOR THE DETERMINATION OF THE CLEARANCE IN FRONT OF A VEHICLE

Title (en)

DEVICE AND METHOD FOR THE DETERMINATION OF THE CLEARANCE IN FRONT OF A VEHICLE

Title (de)

VORRICHTUNG UND VERFAHREN ZUM BESTIMMEN EINES FREIRAUMS VOR EINEM FAHRZEUG

Title (fr)

DISPOSITIF ET PROCÉDÉ POUR DÉTERMINER UN ESPACE LIBRE DEVANT UN VÉHICULE

Publication

EP 2021975 A1 (DE)

Application

EP 07722345 A

Priority

  • DE 2007000788 W
  • DE 102006022739 A
  • DE 102006060893 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO2007131470A1] The invention relates to a device (14) for the determination of the clearance in front of a vehicle (10), comprising: - a sensor (16) with an imaging means which is designed to take a picture of the observation region (22) in front of the vehicle (10); - an image processing unit (18) which is designed to process the picture that has been taken in order to obtain a processing image in which the edges of the picture are marked in the picture; - and a pattern recognition unit (20) which is designed to define, as the clearance in front of the vehicle (10), that portion of the observation region (22) which, starting on an area free of edges in the processing image, corresponds to a lower picture edge of the picture.

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

G06K 9/00 (2006.01); B60Q 1/52 (2006.01); G06T 7/00 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

G06K 9/00805 (2013.01); G06T 7/13 (2017.01); G06T 7/215 (2017.01); G06T 7/254 (2017.01); G06T 2207/10016 (2013.01); G06T 2207/20068 (2013.01); G06T 2207/30261 (2013.01)

Designated contracting state (EPC)

DE FR

Designated extension state (EPC)

AL BA HR MK RS

EPO simple patent family

DE 102006060893 A1 20071115; DE 112007000332 A5 20081113; EP 2021975 A1 20090211; WO 2007131470 A1 20071122

INPADOC legal status


2015-10-21 [17Q] FIRST EXAMINATION REPORT

- Effective date: 20150922

2013-07-31 [RAP1] TRANSFER OF RIGHTS OF AN APPLICATION

- Owner name: ADC AUTOMOTIVE DISTANCE CONTROL SYSTEMS GMBH

2013-07-31 [RAP1] TRANSFER OF RIGHTS OF AN APPLICATION

- Owner name: AUDI AG

2009-06-24 [RBV] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES (CORRECTION)

- Designated State(s): DE FR

2009-02-25 [DAX] REQUEST FOR EXTENSION OF THE EUROPEAN PATENT (TO ANY COUNTRY) (DELETED)

2009-02-11 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 20080807

2009-02-11 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A1

- Designated State(s): AT BE BG CH CY CZ DE DK EE ES FI FR GB GR HU IE IS IT LI LT LU LV MC MT NL PL PT RO SE SI SK TR

2009-02-11 [AX] REQUEST FOR EXTENSION OF THE EUROPEAN PATENT TO:

- Countries: AL BA HR MK RS