Patents by Inventor Andreas Zoebele

Andreas Zoebele 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: 20210276518
    Abstract: A method for operating a brake system of a vehicle. A precontrol value for a brake pressure of the brake system is set by using an admission pressure value representing a admission pressure in the brake system and a processing specification representing a braking dynamics of the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2019
    Publication date: September 9, 2021
    Inventors: Achim Eisele, Andreas Klug, Andreas Zoebele, Jan Becker, Matthias Kranich, Philipp Weingart, Ruediger Poggenburg
  • Publication number: 20210061243
    Abstract: In a method for estimating the locking pressure in the brake system of a multi-axle vehicle during a dynamic axle-load transfer, the locking pressure is ascertained during the axle-load transfer and the wheel normal force is ascertained at two points in time during the axle-load transfer and the locking pressure is ascertained therefrom at the later point in time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2020
    Publication date: March 4, 2021
    Inventors: Achim Eisele, Andreas Klug, Andreas Zoebele, Jan Becker, Matthias Kranich, Philipp Weingart
  • Patent number: 6810317
    Abstract: A system for controlling and/or regulating the driving response of a motor vehicle having at least two wheels includes at least one sensor device, which detects a wheel speed of at least two wheels, and further includes a data processing device, which determines at least one motion relationship of at least two wheels relative to one another according to the wheel speeds detected. As described, the data processing device establishes at least one cornering motion variable of the vehicle according to the at least one motion relationship determined. A corresponding method is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2004
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Thomas Sauter, Andreas Zoebele, Johannes Schmitt, Hardy Haas
  • Patent number: 6709067
    Abstract: A method and a device for controlling the braking torque of a brake force controller at at least one wheel of a motor vehicle, in which the control pulses for a hydraulic valve is not calculated as a function of the control signal of the hydraulic pump (pump motor PM) but of the actual standstill of the pump motor PM. To detect the actual standstill of the pump motor PM, its induced voltage &mgr;PM is measured. When voltage &mgr;PM falls below a predefined minimum threshold value Vx, then the pump motor PM is assumed to be at a standstill.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2004
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Johannes Schmitt, Andreas Zoebele
  • Publication number: 20030176961
    Abstract: A system for controlling and/or regulating the driving response of a motor vehicle having at least two wheels includes at least one sensor device (12), which detects a wheel speed of at least two wheels (12), and further includes a data processing device (16), which determines at least one motion relationship of at least two wheels (10) relative to one another according to the wheel speeds detected. As described, the data processing device (16) establishes at least one cornering motion variable of the vehicle according to the at least one motion relationship determined. A corresponding method is also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2002
    Publication date: September 18, 2003
    Inventors: Thomas Sauter, Andreas Zoebele, Johannes Schmitt, Hardy Haas
  • Patent number: 6618662
    Abstract: A method and a device for anti-slip control, in particular, for traction control, in a motor vehicle, in which, in a first operating mode, a braking force is applied individually to each driving wheel with a tendency to spin to reduces its slip, and in which, in a second operating mode, an output quantity of the driving motor is additionally reduced if two driving wheels on the same axle show a tendency to spin, thereby avoiding, in an especially reliable manner, unwanted switching from the first to the second operating mode. A switch from the first to the second operating mode takes place no earlier than the end of a first waiting time that is selected in proportion to the difference between the braking forces applied to the two driving wheels with a tendency to spin and occurs after the tendency to spin of the second driving wheel is detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2003
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Johannes Schmitt, Andreas Zoebele
  • Patent number: 6564138
    Abstract: A method and a device, respectively, for providing traction control of a motor vehicle in which the slip of the driven wheel of the motor vehicle on the inside of the curve is only regulated when its slip exceeds a predefined slip threshold. The predefined slip threshold is weighted with a weighting factor as a function in dependence on the occurring transverse acceleration, and in this connection, the weighting factor is given by an equation as being inversely proportional to the radius of curve of the road.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2003
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Johannes Schmitt, Thomas Sauter, Andreas Zoebele
  • Patent number: 6523911
    Abstract: A method and a device for stabilizing a road vehicle, particularly a passenger car, having a trailer pulled by the road vehicle, the road vehicle being monitored with respect to snaking movements, and upon detection of a snaking movement, a yaw moment that is essentially in phase opposition to the snaking movement being applied automatically to the road vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2003
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Peter Rupp, Andreas Zoebele
  • Patent number: 6463379
    Abstract: A device for influencing the propulsion of a vehicle includes a first arrangement for measuring a transverse acceleleration variable describing the transverse acceleration acting upon the vehicle, a second arrangement for determining a variable describing the time behavior of the transverse accelaretion variable, a third arrangement for determining an intervention variable at least as a function of the transverse acceleration variable and of the variable describing the time behavior of the transverse acceleration variable, and a fourth arrangement for carrying out at least engine interventions for influencing the propulsion as a function of the intervention variable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2002
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Rolf Kohler, Johannes Schmitt, Guenter Braun, Andreas Zoebele, Matthias Kottmann
  • Patent number: 6456924
    Abstract: A method and a device for controlling slippage of a vehicle wheel are proposed. A traction controller, which intervenes in a drive torque of a drive unit of the vehicle in response to incipient slippage at at least one driven wheel, is provided. Moreover, it is ascertained whether the vehicle is located in an exit area of a curve. If this is the case, the traction controller is influenced so that improved traction of the vehicle results as compared to cornering designed for stability. Furthermore, at least one quantity determining the intervention is modified in response to cornering or straight-ahead driving.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2002
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Johannes Schmitt, Thomas Sauter, Andreas Zoebele
  • Publication number: 20020024255
    Abstract: A method and a device for anti-slip control, in particular, for traction control, in a motor vehicle, in which, in a first operating mode, a braking force is applied individually to each driving wheel with a tendency to spin to reduces its slip, and in which, in a second operating mode, an output quantity of the driving motor is additionally reduced if two driving wheels on the same axle show a tendency to spin, thereby avoiding, in an especially reliable manner, unwanted switching from the first to the second operating mode. A switch from the first to the second operating mode takes place no earlier than the end of a first waiting time that is selected in proportion to the difference between the braking forces applied to the two driving wheels with a tendency to spin and occurs after the tendency to spin of the second driving wheel is detected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 5, 2001
    Publication date: February 28, 2002
    Inventors: Johannes Schmitt, Andreas Zoebele
  • Patent number: 6321154
    Abstract: In a method and an apparatus for drive slip control, a switchover is made in the initial vehicle movement (drive-off) range from slip control to reference engine speed control. Additionally or alternatively, a braking intervention is performed, the braking force being controlled (in closed loop) only at the wheel which first exhibits slip, and the braking force control being accomplished in such a way that the other wheel runs in substantially stable fashion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 1999
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2001
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Johannes Schmitt, Andreas Zoebele
  • Patent number: 6285933
    Abstract: A device for monitoring a transverse acceleration sensor located in a vehicle and detecting a first transverse acceleration quantity. The device includes a processing device that has at least one filtering device used to filter the first transverse acceleration quantity, yielding a filtered transverse acceleration quantity. A second transverse acceleration quantity is determined by determining device as a function of wheel speed quantities detected by a corresponding detecting device. A comparison between the filtered transverse acceleration quantity and the second transverse acceleration quantity is carried out in a monitoring device to monitor the transverse acceleration sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 1999
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2001
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Rolf Kohler, Johannes Schmitt, Guenter Braun, Andreas Zoebele, Matthias Kottmann
  • Patent number: 6151546
    Abstract: A method and a device for controlling traction in a motor vehicle in which a maximum transmittable driving torque is calculated using operating parameters of the vehicle and its drive unit. One of these parameters is a quantity indicating the turning performance of the vehicle in cornering, such as the yaw or transverse acceleration of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 1998
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2000
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Johannes Schmitt, Thomas Sauter, Andreas Zoebele