Patents Assigned to Robert Bosch GmbH
  • Patent number: 11327152
    Abstract: FMCW radar sensor including multiple high-frequency modules, which are synchronized with one another by a synchronization signal. At least one includes a transmitting part for generating a frequency-modulated transmit signal. At least two high-frequency modules, physically separated from one another, each include a receiving part for receiving a radar echo, each receiving part being assigned a mixer, which generates an intermediate frequency signal by mixing the received signal with a portion of the transmit signal, and an evaluation unit. The evaluation unit is designed to record the intermediate frequency signal over a measuring period as a function of time, and to subject the time signal thus obtained to a Fourier transform. At least one of the evaluation units is designed to window the time signal before the Fourier transform using a complex-valued window function to compensate for a propagation time difference of the synchronization signal between the receiving parts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Marcel Mayer, Klaus Baur, Michael Schoor
  • Patent number: 11325566
    Abstract: The invention relates to a wiper blade packaging device having at least one secondary packaging (10a; 10b), which is provided to receive at least one wiper blade (12a; 12b), and having at least one mounting element (16a; 16b), which is arranged in the secondary packaging (10a; 10b) in at least one packaged state and which is provided to mount the wiper blade (12a; 12b) at least in part. According to the invention, in the packaged state, the mounting element (16a; 16b) is provided in order to be penetrated by the wiper blade (12a; 12b).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Dirk Herinckx, Erika Aleman, Hans Beelen, Vera Ausloos
  • Patent number: 11329565
    Abstract: The present invention provides regulation for an output voltage of a DC-DC voltage converter. The controlled variable provided to the regulator of the DC-DC voltage converter is in this case made up of a controlled variable from a voltage regulator and a further controlled variable from an initial controller. The controlled variable from the voltage regulator is in this case obtained directly from the comparison of the output voltage with a setpoint voltage. The controlled variable from the initial controller takes into consideration, inter alia, the input voltage of the DC-DC voltage converter, the value of the input DC voltage being able to be corrected such that the voltage regulator can be operated close to the zero point during steady-state operation. In this manner, faster and more precise regulation of the output voltage is obtained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventor: Gholamabas Esteghlal
  • Patent number: 11327878
    Abstract: A method for rating a software component of a software-in-the-loop (SiL) environment, a target hardware including at least one target hardware component being simulated by an SiL environment including at least one corresponding software component, both the target hardware and the SiL environment being subjected to a test situation, while the target hardware and the SiL environment are being subjected to the test situation, output data being generated in each case by both the target hardware and the SiL environment and the output data of the target hardware being compared to the outputs of the SiL environment, the software component being rated on the basis of the comparison.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Indrasen Raghupatruni, Thomas Huber, Antonia Reiter
  • Patent number: 11325574
    Abstract: A brake system control device for a vehicle that has a hydraulic vehicle brake and an electromechanical brake device with at least one electric brake motor includes a microcontroller for actuating at least one active brake component. The brake system control device further includes a system ASIC for detecting wheel revolution rate signals and a brake motor ASIC for actuating the electric brake motor of the electromechanical brake device. The brake motor ASIC includes wheel revolution rate signals that are configured to be detected and the microcontroller is connected to the system ASIC and the brake motor ASIC via communications interfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Frank Baehrle-Miller, Peter Rebholz-Goldmann
  • Patent number: 11330013
    Abstract: A method for monitoring data communications in a communications system, which includes a plurality of subscribers and a communications medium jointly usable by the subscribers. The method includes the following steps: ascertaining the subscribers of the communications system; forming a first collection of possible messages, which may be sent by at least one of the ascertained subscribers via the communications medium; and ascertaining messages transmitted via the communications medium; evaluating the ascertained messages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Joshua Rambo, Liem Dang, Benjamin Herrmann, Mario Gonzalez Fernandez, Jan Holle
  • Patent number: 11325061
    Abstract: A liquid filter for removing particles from a liquid, in particular from fuel or a urea solution, includes a first filter medium, a second filter medium, and a supporting frame including a supporting frame wall. The supporting frame wall includes first and front faces facing away from each other. The first filter medium is fastened to the first front face in a fluid-tight manner, and the second filter medium is fastened to the second front face in a fluid-tight manner. The supporting frame, the first filter medium, and the second filter medium enclose an interior space. The supporting frame includes a passage opening, a first filter element being situated in the interior space and being connected, in a fluid-conducting manner, to an exterior space of the liquid filter using the passage opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Jose Luis Arias Arias, Miguel Castejon Lopez, Miguel Martinez Gomez, Daniel Hollstegge, Milo Stich
  • Patent number: 11325568
    Abstract: The invention relates to a wiper blade device, in particular a windscreen wiper blade device, comprising: at least one wiper blade (10); at least one adapter unit (12) for coupling the wiper blade (10) to a wiper arm (14) of a wiper (16), in particular a windscreen wiper; at least one spraying unit (18) integrated in the wiper blade (10); and at least one washing water distributor unit (20) for supplying washing water to the spraying unit (18), in particular to nozzle elements (22) of the spraying unit (18) which are arranged substantially parallel to a main extension direction (54) of the wiper blade (10) along the wiper blade (10), wherein the washing water distributor unit (20) has at least one channel coupling element (24) for coupling at least one portion of the washing water distributor unit (20) to a washing water channel (26) of the spraying unit (18), the coupling being provided in particular for passage of a fluid and being preferably fluid-tight, and wherein the washing water distributor unit (20)
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventor: Godelieve Kraemer
  • Patent number: 11325786
    Abstract: A guide profile and a conveying system are disclosed. The conveying system is designed with a guide profile of this type. A slide bar of the guide profile is provided with an articulated leg so that it is possible to change the slide bar on the already installed conveying system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Hans-Peter Buttau, Markus Kiebel
  • Patent number: 11328587
    Abstract: A system for confirming the identity of a vehicle. The device includes: a vehicle control unit in the vehicle to be identified; a vehicle identification device; an external service device designed to interact with the vehicle; a vehicle sensor in the vehicle; and an external sensor. The vehicle identification device establishes a data connection with the vehicle control unit and triggers a physical interaction between the vehicle control unit and the external service device. The vehicle sensor detects the physical interaction and transmits a corresponding vehicle detection value to the vehicle identification device. The external sensor detects the physical interaction and transmits a corresponding external detection value to the vehicle identification device; and the vehicle identification device compares the vehicle detection value and the external detection value with one another and confirms the identity of the vehicle if the two detection values coincide with one another within a predefined tolerance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Alfons Doerr, Buelent Barcin, Eberhard Kuemmel, Jochen Luik, Sebastian Schulze, Ulf Kleuker, Klaus Treiber
  • Patent number: 11329339
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a battery cell (1) and a battery cell (1) comprises providing a battery housing (3) and introducing electrodes (5) and an electrolyte (9) into the battery housing (3). At least partial regions (23) of a surface, in particular an outer surface, of the battery housing (3) are coated with a diffusion barrier layer (25) made of a polymer material (27) and then the polymer material (27) of the diffusion barrier layer (25) is oxidized at least on the surface to form an oxide layer (29). The polymer material (27) may be in particular silicone so that the oxide layer (29) consists of silicon dioxide. An oxide layer (29) thus generated increases a barrier effect of the diffusion barrier layer (25) considerably and may be generated using technically simple means, such as for example an atmospheric pressure plasma.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventor: Andreas Ringk
  • Patent number: 11329805
    Abstract: A method for operating a first vehicle-side terminal is provided, wherein the first vehicle-side terminal determines at least one symmetric group key that is assigned to the group of terminals, encrypts the at least one symmetric group key with a public asymmetric individual key that is assigned to a second vehicle-side terminal or with a symmetric pair key that is assigned to the second vehicle-side terminal, transmits the encrypted symmetric group key in the direction of the second vehicle-side terminal, receives an encrypted message from the second vehicle-side terminal, and decrypts the encrypted message depending on the symmetric group key.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Christian Zimmermann, Norbert Bissmeyer
  • Patent number: 11325580
    Abstract: A multi-layer control mechanism for optimizing performance metrics of a hybrid electric vehicle (e.g., fuel efficiency, drivability, NVH). A first layer generates a policy that defines target engine & motor operating settings for each of a plurality of possible driver demand inputs based on a predicted driver demand profile for a long-horizon period of time. A second layer determines a predicted “short-horizon” driver demand—based, for example, on historical driver data and one or more environmental sensor inputs—and applies a corrective pre-adjustment to the operating settings of the vehicle in response to determining that a pre-adjustment is required in order to apply the target operating settings for the predicted driver demand. A third layer determines constraints to the operating settings required to comply with the additional performance parameters and limits the operating settings applied to the engine and motor(s) to feasible operating settings defined by the constraints.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Ziheng Pan, Shyam Jade
  • Patent number: 11330233
    Abstract: A device for projecting an image. The device has a laser device, which is developed to emit a laser beam, the laser device having a modulation unit, which is developed to modulate image data onto the laser beam; and a micromirror device, which is developed to deflect the laser beam in a linear manner. The modulation unit is developed to modulate the laser beam in such a way that a predefined optical warning signal is emitted in a region around reversal points of the linear deflection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Gael Pilard, Peter Ostertag
  • Patent number: 11325639
    Abstract: A steering gear includes a gear wheel, a screw pinion meshing therewith, and a screw pinion shaft that includes the screw pinion. The screw pinion shaft is mounted on one side of the screw pinion in a fixed bearing. The steering gear includes a rotary bearing which comprises an inner bearing shell and an outer bearing shell. The outer bearing shell is connected to an inner ring of a swivel ring. The inner ring is connected to an outer ring of the swivel ring by a torsion web so as to pivot about a pivot axis. The torsion web runs at a distance from a supporting surface. The distance is dimensioned such that the torsion web does not contact the supporting surface when the screw pinion shaft is not loaded with a torque, and partially contacts the same when the screw pinion shaft is loaded with an operating torque.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignees: Robert Bosch Automotive Steering GmbH, Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Jens-Uwe Hafermalz, Ekkehard Kneer
  • Patent number: 11327155
    Abstract: A system and method for detecting a level of misalignment of a vehicle sensor, such as a radar sensor, compared to a reference sensor also associated with the vehicle. The reference sensor may comprise a different type of sensor, such as an optical sensor, motion sensor, or position sensor. One or more reference sensors may be utilized in detecting a level of misalignment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Alireza Nemati, Aghapi Mordovanakis
  • Patent number: 11326969
    Abstract: A micromechanical sensor includes a substrate having a cavity; a flexible diaphragm spanning the cavity; and a lever element that spans the diaphragm and has a first and second end section on opposite sides of a center section. A first joint element is between the first end section and the substrate and a second joint element is between the center section and the diaphragm. The lever element can be pivoted due to a deflection of the diaphragm. Two capacitive sensors are provided, each having two electrodes, one electrode of each sensor being mounted at one of the end sections of the lever element, and the other being mounted on the substrate. The electrodes are disposed so that distances between the electrodes of different sensors are influenced oppositely when the lever element is pivoted. Also, an actuator is provided for applying an actuating force between the lever element and the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Stefan Zehringer, Andreas Duell, Arne Dannenberg, Helmut Grutzeck, Jochen Franz, Mike Schwarz, Soeren Zimmermann, Stephan Oppl
  • Patent number: 11330364
    Abstract: A ported speaker assembly includes an outer enclosure having a front opening. An inner frame of the speaker assembly is positioned at least partially within the outer enclosure and has an outer perimeter edge proximate the front opening of the outer enclosure. A resonator chamber is defined between an interior of the outer enclosure and an exterior of the inner frame. At least one speaker driver is mounted to the inner frame and configured to emit sound from a front end of the ported speaker assembly. A perimeter port is formed between the outer perimeter portion of the inner frame and the front opening of the outer enclosure. The perimeter port extends uninterrupted to encircle the outer perimeter portion. A plurality of fastener joints secure the inner frame to the outer enclosure, and at least some are distributed around multiple sides of the inner frame and positioned closer to the front opening of the outer enclosure than a rear end of the inner frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Mark Delay, Andrew Pardoe, Nolen Ryba
  • Patent number: 11329451
    Abstract: A device for generating a laser pulse. The device includes a laser diode that includes a first diode and a second diode, so that the laser diode includes a first anode, a second anode, and a cathode. The device further includes a first voltage potential that is electrically connected to the second anode, a second voltage potential that has a lower value than the first voltage potential, a first switch that is electrically connected to the first anode and to the second voltage potential, and a second switch that is electrically connected to the cathode and to the second voltage potential. A resistor is electrically connected to the first anode and to the second anode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventor: Axel Pannwitz
  • Patent number: 11320444
    Abstract: A processing system includes a processing unit configured to process a cartridge, in particular a microfluidic cartridge, and is further configured to process a biological sample received in the cartridge. The processing unit includes a computing unit configured to compare input or read in sample data with input or read in first cartridge data in order to determine a compatibility of the sample with the cartridge. The computing unit is further configured to output a first error message in response to a determination of incompatibility between the sample and the cartridge. A method includes using the processing system to determine a compatibility between a sample and a cartridge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Martin Schulz, Jochen Rupp, Christian Dorrer, Karsten Seidl