Patents Assigned to Robert Bosch GmbH
  • Publication number: 20180105131
    Abstract: A method for actuating restraint means for a vehicle, the method having the following steps: detecting, at a first instant, at least one first value that represents an acceleration; ascertaining a value that represents a force acting on the vehicle from the detected at least one first value that is representative of an acceleration; actuating the restraint means as a function of the ascertained value and/or a value that is derived from the ascertained value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2016
    Publication date: April 19, 2018
    Applicant: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Heiko Freienstein, Josef Kolatschek, Stephan Noessner, Gunther Lang
  • Patent number: 9948093
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device and method for discharging an energy accumulator (C), in particular an intermediate circuit capacitor, in a high-voltage grid (3), in particular in a direct current intermediate circuit in a motor vehicle, having a direct current converter (5) connected downstream of the high-voltage grid (3), a low-voltage grid (4) connected downstream of the direct current converter (5), an power grid (7) connected downstream of the direct current converter (5) and parallel to the low-voltage grid (4) for supplying energy to a control circuit (9) of the direct current converter (5), and a first controllable switching element (S) which is connected to the connecting line between the direct current converter (5) and the low-voltage grid (4) and by means of which, in the event of a disturbance of the low-voltage grid (4), the direct current converter (5) and the power grid (7) can be disconnected from the low-voltage grid (4).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Thomas Peuser, Jochen Fassnacht
  • Patent number: 9945669
    Abstract: A rotation rate sensor for detecting a rotational movement of the rotation rate sensor about a rotational axis extending within a drive plane of the rotation rate sensor include: a first rotational element, a second rotational element and a drive structure moveable in parallel to the drive plane, the first rotational element being drivable about a first center of rotation to achieve a first rotational vibration in parallel to the drive plane, the second rotational element being drivable about a second center of rotation to achieve a second rotational vibration in parallel to the drive plane, the drive structure being (i) coupled to the first and second rotational elements, and (ii) configured to generate a drive mode in phase opposition of the first and second rotational vibrations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
    Inventors: Thorsten Balslink, Rolf Scheben, Benjamin Schmidt, Ralf Ameling, Mirko Hattass, Burkhard Kuhlmann, Robert Maul
  • Patent number: 9945330
    Abstract: A method for diagnosing a fuel tank vent valve of a motor vehicle. In the method it is inferred, from a curve of a pressure p over time in a sub-chamber of the motor vehicle after a start-up of an internal combustion engine of the motor vehicle, as to whether the fuel tank vent valve is jammed open. The sub-chamber contains a fuel tank of the motor vehicle and is delimited by the fuel tank vent valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
    Inventors: Andreas Meinken, Simon Bruestle, Thomas Wieczorek, Johannes Kastner, Bernhard Deibele
  • Patent number: 9946937
    Abstract: A method for recognizing a weather condition in the surroundings of a vehicle. The method includes a step of ascertaining at least one imaging feature in image information. The image information represents a depiction of at least a portion of the surroundings, and the imaging feature represents a light effect on a reflective or luminescent object in the portion of the surroundings. In addition, the method includes a step of determining weather information for characterizing the weather condition based on a comparison between the imaging feature and at least one expected value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
    Inventors: Petko Faber, Gregor Schwarzenberg
  • Patent number: 9945758
    Abstract: A device for testing a vehicle includes at least one sound recording device, which is designed for recording the sound emitted by a vehicle to be tested, and an evaluation device, which is designed for evaluating the sound recorded by the at least one sound recording device. The device may include at least one image recording device, which is designed for recording at least one image of the vehicle to be tested, and a display device which is designed for representing the source(s) of the recorded sound in at least one image of the vehicle to be tested.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
    Inventor: Axel Wendt
  • Patent number: 9943939
    Abstract: In a handheld machine tool having a tool housing in which a gear unit is situated to transmit a torque generated by a drive motor to a drive spindle, to which drive spindle a spindle-locking device is assigned, the drive spindle has at least one radial depression in which at least one spindle cylinder assigned to the spindle-locking device is accommodated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
    Inventor: Dietmar Saur
  • Patent number: 9947973
    Abstract: A cell mounting module for at least one electrical energy storage cell, including a module body device having a module region which has at least one cell accommodating recess for accommodating and mounting the at least one electrical energy storage cell, an electrical connection region having at least two electrical pole terminals, and a coolant connection region having at least one coolant inlet for supplying a coolant and at least one coolant outlet for discharging the coolant; at least one electrical connector which is designed to electrically connect the two electrical pole terminals of two identical cell mounting modules; and at last one mechanical connecting means which is designed to connect the at least one coolant inlet and the at least one coolant outlet of two identical cell mounting modules in a fluid-tight manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
    Inventors: Daniel Seiler-Thull, Niko Dorsch
  • Patent number: 9947907
    Abstract: A housing is provided for accommodating a cell stack. The housing has a side wall and a frame structure. The side wall is designed as a plastic component. The side wall has a first accommodation area and a second accommodation area. The frame structure is designed for preloading the cell stack. The frame structure has a first rail fixed in the first accommodation area and a second rail fixed in the second accommodation area. The first rail and the second rail are oriented transversely to the side wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
    Inventors: Veronika Vogel, Jens Ackermann
  • Patent number: 9944281
    Abstract: A device for the operation of a hybrid vehicle. The hybrid vehicle has a first and a second drive assembly. The drive assemblies in each case drive the hybrid vehicle, alone or jointly in a hybrid type of operation. The first drive assembly is operated with fuel from a fuel tank and a sensor device monitors an amount of fuel in the fuel tank. The device activates a safety operation of the hybrid vehicle if the amount of fuel is smaller than a specifiable value. The device reduces the output of the second drive assembly during the safety operation when a type of operation is being used in which the torque of the second drive assembly is directed oppositely to the torque of the first drive assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventor: Peter Maigler
  • Patent number: 9944195
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a vehicle architecture for controlling and regulating an electric drive of an electric or hybrid vehicle, having a power electronics system which is connected firstly to the electric drive and secondly to a battery or to a battery system. A battery management system is associated with the battery or the battery system. The vehicle architecture comprises a master controller or a controller which is equipped with a master functionality into which functionalities at least of the battery management system and of the power electronics system of the electric drive are exported.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignees: Robert Bosch GmbH, Samsung SDI Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Frank Stimm, Michael Steil, Alfons Doerr, Andreas Bosch
  • Patent number: 9947223
    Abstract: A valet parking system for automatically bringing a vehicle to a parking space within a predefined parking area. The valet parking system includes a central control unit and a parking-space monitoring system having a stationary parking-space sensor. The parking-space monitoring system is designed to detect the current state of occupancy of the parking spaces of the parking area and to transmit that to the central control unit. The parking-space monitoring system may localize all autonomously moving or waiting vehicles that are currently in transit autonomously within the parking area either to be brought to their assigned parking space or received by their driver at a predefined pick-up location, and to transmit information about the present position of all these vehicles to the central control unit. A free parking space is assigned to the vehicle by the central control unit as a function of the geometrical dimensions of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
    Inventor: Holger Mielenz
  • Patent number: 9945727
    Abstract: A MEMS device includes a bolometer attached to a silicon wafer by a base portion of at least one anchor structure. The base portion comprises a layer stack having a metal-insulator-metal (MIM) configuration such that the base portion acts as a resistive switch such that, when the first DC voltage is applied to the patterned conductive layer, the base portion transitions from a high resistive state to a low resistive state, and, when the second DC voltage is applied to the patterned conductive layer, the base portion transitions from a high resistive state to a low resistive state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Ashwin K. Samarao, Gary O'Brien, Ando Feyh, Fabian Purkl, Gary Yama
  • Patent number: 9944259
    Abstract: A vehicle includes a sensor device monitoring at least one collision region that is located in the surroundings of the vehicle for sensing at least one object that enters and/or is present in a possible collision region during motion of the vehicle; an electromechanical brake booster and braking force-regulating components coupled thereto, which are operationally integrated into a vehicle braking system for decelerating the vehicle; and a control device that receives signals from the sensor device and, on the basis of those signals, controls the brake booster and the braking force-regulating components and/or further active chassis components. A method for avoiding a collision between the vehicle and the at least one object includes, upon sensing the at least one object, modifying a driving speed and/or driving direction of the vehicle, with the aid of the control device in combination with the braking system and the braking force-regulating components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
    Inventor: Michael Bunk
  • Patent number: 9946836
    Abstract: A biomarker monitoring method and system in one embodiment includes a communications network, a portable wellness device configured to form a communication link with the communications network, the portable wellness device including a detector configured to detect at least one biomarker in a biologic sample, a first memory, a plurality of program instructions stored in the first memory, and a processing circuit operably connected to the first memory and configured to execute the program instructions to generate wellness data based upon detection of the at least one biomarker in the biologic sample, and a remote user interface operably connected to the communications network and configured to render the wellness data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Sam Kavusi, Christoph Lang
  • Patent number: 9945339
    Abstract: In the method provided herein, quantities of fuel are determined during a direct injection of a motor vehicle. In this connection, within one work cycle, test injections are carried out in two cylinders of an internal combustion engine of the motor vehicle during overrun phases, speed oscillations of moved masses of the cylinders are measured and a relative difference in quantity of the fuel quantity of the test injections within one work cycle is determined from the speed oscillations. By evaluating a relative signal between the test injections within one work cycle in the two cylinders, an intrinsic dependence of the drive train of the quantity of fuel signal is compensated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
    Inventors: Stefan Bollinger, Joachim Palmer, Andreas Gessler
  • Patent number: 9941714
    Abstract: A battery system is described, comprising a battery management unit, a battery cell monitoring unit, at least one battery cell and a safety electronics system for the battery cell. The safety electronics system has a first comparator and an alarm signal output for an alarm signal. The first comparator compares a battery cell voltage of the battery cell to a predetermined threshold voltage value and generates the alarm signal on the basis of the comparison. The battery threshold voltage is lower than the battery cell voltage in normal operation and higher than a critical voltage value. In addition, a motor vehicle with the battery system is described, the battery system being connected to a drive system of the motor vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignees: Robert Bosch GmbH, Samsung SDI Co., Ltd
    Inventor: Holger Fink
  • Patent number: 9937810
    Abstract: A DC building electrical system includes a DC power consuming device connected to a DC bus. A source of DC power is connected to the DC bus and powers the DC power consuming device. An energy storage device is connected to the DC bus and to a DC emergency load. The energy storage device powers the DC power consuming device in conjunction with the source of DC power, and powers the DC emergency load when source of power other than the energy storage device is available to the DC power consuming device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignees: Robert Bosch LLC, Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: John Saussele, Sharmila Ravula, Daniel Fregosi, Dusan Brhlik
  • Patent number: 9937967
    Abstract: A method for lateral dynamic stabilization of a single-track motor vehicle while negotiating a curve,—in which the presence of an unstable driving state in the vehicle lateral direction is detected and—as a function thereof, for the stabilization of the motor vehicle, at least one nozzle is activated, through which a medium is emitted perpendicularly to the wheel plane of a vehicle wheel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
    Inventors: Anja Wahl, Matthias Klews, Markus Lemejda
  • Patent number: D815506
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventor: Vincent Hasenmayer