Patents Assigned to Robert Bosch GmbH
  • Patent number: 10154058
    Abstract: A method for validating a timestamp, including receiving a first data packet, including first useful data, from a first transmitter, receiving a second data packet, including a first timestamp associated with the first useful data, comparing the first timestamp to a predefined second timestamp, which is associated with the first useful data, to determine a first validated timestamp, which is associated with the first useful data, receiving a third data packet, including second useful data, from a second transmitter, which is different from the first transmitter, receiving a fourth data packet, including a third timestamp associated with the second useful data, comparing the third timestamp to a predefined fourth timestamp, which is associated with the second useful data, to determine a second validated timestamp, which is associated with the second useful data, and comparing the first validated timestamp to the second validated timestamp.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
    Inventor: Helge Zinner
  • Patent number: 10153605
    Abstract: The invention relates to a contacting part (5) for a drive module (1), comprising: a main body for providing contacting of a brush-commutated drive motor (2) by means of brushes; at least one supply line (62), in particular a punched-grid line (62), for electrically contacting the drive motor (2); a circuit surface (57), to which a conducting track is directly applied by means of an MID technique; and at least one component (59), in particular a surface-mounted device (59), which is electrically connected to the conducting track (58).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventor: Jens Maerkle
  • Patent number: 10151828
    Abstract: A sensor system is provided which includes an electroacoustic transducer, which is designed as a thickness oscillator and accordingly includes a front element having a bottom area and an end face, at least one disk-shaped piezoelectric element having a first surface and a second surface, and a rear element having a first end face and a second end face, the end face of the front element being coupled to a diaphragm which is suitable for emitting and receiving sound waves. The bottom area of the front element is joined to the first surface of the piezoelectric element integrally and/or in a force-fit manner, and the second end face of the rear element is joined to the second surface of the piezoelectric element integrally and/or in a force-fit manner. The distance between the first end face and the second end face of the rear element, plus half of the thickness of the piezoelectric element, corresponds to half of the wavelength of a resonance oscillation of the sensor system in the thickness direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
    Inventors: David Bartylla, Attila Kovacs
  • Patent number: 10152056
    Abstract: A method for generating a signal for transferring a partly or highly automated vehicle into a safe system state at a target site. First, a need to transfer the vehicle into a safe system state is ascertained. A vehicle state is then determined, the vehicle state encompassing the current vehicle position. At least one target site is ascertained. Travel trajectories are ascertained from the current vehicle position to the at least one target site. The travel trajectories are related. One of the travel trajectories is selected based on the rating that has been carried out. A signal is generated on the basis of the selected travel trajectory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
    Inventors: Jan Rohde, Holger Mielenz
  • Patent number: 10153088
    Abstract: A capacitor with a first voltage layer guided around the capacitor structure, so that the first voltage layer and the second planar electrode of the capacitor form an overlap region in which the first voltage layer and the second planar electrode are arranged, parallel to one another and separated from one another by a gap, on a base side of the capacitor directly one above the other, wherein the first voltage layer is arranged on an outer side of the second planar electrode, which outer side is averted from the capacitor structure).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventor: Martin Kessler
  • Patent number: 10153097
    Abstract: A hybrid supercapacitor, including at least one negative electrode having a statically capacitive active material, an electrochemical redox-active material, or a mixture of them; at least one positive electrode having a statically capacitive active material, an electrochemical redox-active material, or a mixture of them; at least one separator situated between the at least one negative electrode and the at least one positive electrode; and an electrolyte mixture; with the provision that at least one electrode includes a statically capacitive active material, and at least one electrode includes an electrochemical, redox-active material; the electrolyte mixture being a liquid electrolyte mixture and including at least one liquid, aprotic, organic solvent, at least one conducting salt, and at least one at least partially halogenated, aromatic compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
    Inventors: Elisabeth Buehler, Mathias Widmaier, Severin Hahn, Thomas Eckl
  • Patent number: 10152871
    Abstract: A method for furnishing a warning signal of a detected imminent microsleep event includes reading in at least one behavior pattern that represents a behavior of a driver while driving the vehicle, comparing the behavior pattern with at least one stored pre-microsleep pattern that represents an individual behavior that has taken place or is taking place prior to a microsleep event on the part of the driver, and outputting the warning signal if a predetermined relationship exists between the behavior pattern and the pre-microsleep pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
    Inventors: Tjark Vandommele, Felix Wulf
  • Patent number: 10153363
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a transistor having high electron mobility, encompassing a substrate having a heterostructure, in particular an AlGaN/GaN heterostructure, having the steps of: generation of a gate electrode by patterning a semiconductor layer that is applied onto the heterostructure, the semiconductor layer encompassing, in particular, polysilicon; application of a passivating layer onto the semiconductor layer; formation of drain regions and source regions by generation of first vertical openings that extend at least into the heterostructure; generation of ohmic contacts in the drain regions and in the source regions by partly filling the first vertical openings with a first metal at least to the height of the passivating layer; and application of a second metal layer onto the ohmic contacts, the second metal layer projecting beyond the passivating layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
    Inventors: Michael Grieb, Simon Jauss, Stephan Schwaiger
  • Patent number: 10151253
    Abstract: A method for adapting a valve actuating variable for controlling an intake and/or an exhaust valve of an internal combustion engine, including setting a predetermined operating state of the internal combustion engine; determining a charge specification, which specifies an instantaneous air charge in one of the cylinders of the internal combustion engine, in the predetermined operating state; and adapting the valve actuating variable as a function of the charge specification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
    Inventors: Alexander Kaisser, Matthias Heinkele
  • Patent number: 10150182
    Abstract: In a laser welding method for joining a first workpiece to a second workpiece, the first and the second workpieces are brought into contact with each other in a first method step, an intended welding distortion is ascertained in a second method step, and the first and the second workpieces are welded together in a third method step as a function of the welding distortion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
    Inventors: Reiner Ramsayer, Axel Bormann, Marita Geisendoerfer-Pipp, Sonja Kittel
  • Patent number: 10150210
    Abstract: An oscillating power tool includes a drive motor producing rotary motion and an oscillating mechanism for converting the motor rotary motion to an oscillatory side-to-side movement. The oscillating mechanism includes a fork having two arms and coupled to an output spindle and includes a bearing positioned between the two arms of the fork and coupled to the drive motor. The arrangement of the fork and the bearing isolate relative rotation and translation between the components of the tool while still imparting an oscillatory motion to the output spindle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignees: Robert Bosch Tool Corporation, Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Jeremy Rubens, Jaime Moreno Terrazas
  • Patent number: 10150451
    Abstract: The invention proceeds from a top-lock wiper blade adapter for coupling a wiper blade to a corresponding top-lock wiper arm adapter (10), having at least one main body (12) and at least one locking element (14) which is provided for locking the main body (12) to the top-lock wiper arm adapter (10). It is proposed that the top-lock wiper blade adapter has a blocking unit (16), which comprises at least one engagement element (18, 20) which engages at least partially over at least one inner abutment surface (22, 24) of the main body (12) and is provided to avoid the locking of a top-lock wiper arm adapter (26) which deviates from the corresponding top-lock wiper arm adapter (10) in terms of width (28).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventor: Helmut Depondt
  • Patent number: 10151260
    Abstract: The invention relates to a procedure for a switching pressure calculation at a metering valve of a fuel metering device for metering fuel into an exhaust gas system of a combustion engine with a component that is assigned to the exhaust gas system of the combustion engine for a regeneration, for a temperature impinge and/or for a thermo management, whereby the fuel is injected before this component in streaming direction of the exhaust gas. The invention concerns furthermore a corresponding device for implementing the procedure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GMBH
    Inventors: Guenter Keusen, Damian Dyrbusch, Volker Reusing, Stefan Stein
  • Patent number: 10150474
    Abstract: A method and system for controlling a lane change maneuver of an autonomous vehicle. The method includes detecting a feature of a road surface with a sensor and determining, at an electronic processor, a road camber of a target lane based on the feature. The target lane is a traffic lane targeted for a lane change maneuver by the autonomous vehicle. The method further includes determining a lateral compensating force based on the road camber and applying the lateral compensating force, by the electronic processor, during the lane change maneuver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventor: Jeffrey S. Sterniak
  • Patent number: 10150458
    Abstract: A hydraulics block having a piston-cylinder unit that can be driven by an electric motor via a gear in order to generate a brake pressure for a hydraulic non-muscular-energy vehicle brake system. An annular cavity is provided which encloses a piston of the piston-cylinder unit inside a cylinder, as a leakage chamber which communicates with a reservoir. Possible drag leakage is carried away in this manner. An end shield situated between the electric motor and the gear prevents lubricant or leakage from entering the electric motor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
    Inventors: Andreas Weh, Matthias Mayr
  • Patent number: 10150459
    Abstract: A piston assembly for a pressure-generating device of a braking system of a motor vehicle, including a piston, which is at least partially insertable into an opening formed in a hydraulic unit of the braking system and is axially displaceable therein, and including a ball screw for axially displacing the piston. The piston is connected to the axially displaceable spindle of the ball screw in such a way that the piston moves along with the axially displaceable spindle of the ball screw, the piston enclosing at least one first portion of the nut in a first, retracted position of the piston and the piston enclosing at most one second portion of the nut in a second, extended position of the piston, and the first portion is larger than the second portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
    Inventors: Andreas Weh, Matthias Mayr, Juergen Tandler
  • Patent number: 10151312
    Abstract: Pump units include a rotatably arranged rotor (3) that is driven by a drive shaft (2), wherein the drive shaft (2) has a first bearing section (18) facing towards the rotor (3), and a second bearing section (19) facing away from the rotor (3). The first bearing section (18) is a first sliding bearing (20), and the second bearing section (19) is a second sliding bearing (21). The load-bearing capacity of the first sliding bearing (20) is limited by a predetermined working pressure in the pump unit. In the pump unit according to the invention, the load-bearing capacity of the sliding bearing (20) facing towards the rotor (3) is increased. According to the invention, the diameter of the first bearing section (18) of the drive shaft (2) and the first sliding bearing (20) is larger than the diameter of the second bearing section (19) and the second sliding bearing (21).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Evgenij Skrynski, Marian Kacmar, Martin Kling, Oliver Laforsch, Sando Kunath
  • Patent number: 10150376
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an inductive energy transfer system and a method for the diagnosis of a foreign object detection of an inductive energy transfer system. For this purpose, a defined fault is introduced into the region to-be-monitored between primary coil and secondary coil of the inductive energy transfer system, and the response of the foreign object detection to said defined fault is then evaluated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Markus Mayer, Florian Malchow, Markus Becker, Steffen Eppler, Philipp Schumann
  • Patent number: 10150485
    Abstract: A method for processing image data. The method includes a step of determining correspondence data as the result of a correspondence generation between first image data that represent data recorded by a camera at a first point in time, and preceding image data that represent data recorded by the camera at a preceding point in time. In a step of determining, depth data are determined on the basis of an ego-motion estimate carried out using the correspondence data. In a step of ascertaining, fusion data are ascertained using the depth data and the transferred fusion data, the fusion data including an item of depth information based on the image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
    Inventor: Stephan Simon
  • Patent number: 10151799
    Abstract: A method and a corresponding system for detecting a malfunction in an electric drive unit. The method comprises the following steps: ascertain (S17) a current flow characteristic (1) of an electric drive unit; detect (S33) a gradient change in the current flow characteristic (1) at a first point in time (t=n); compare (S35, S39) the gradient change with a predefinable gradient change range; establish (S45) a malfunction in the electric drive unit if the gradient change is outside the predefinable gradient change range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Roland Kurz, Thomas Herges