Patents by Inventor Bernd Lehmann

Bernd Lehmann 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).

  • Patent number: 11180150
    Abstract: A method for autonomously or semi-autonomously carrying out a cooperative driving maneuver and a vehicle. Provision is made for a maneuvering vehicle which plans the execution of a driving maneuver to determine a maneuvering area of a road in which the driving maneuver is potentially executed, to communicate with one or more vehicles via vehicle-to-vehicle communication to detect one or more cooperation vehicles which will presumably be inside the maneuvering area during the execution of the driving maneuver, and to adapt its own driving behavior to the presumable driving behavior of the one or more cooperation vehicles to execute the planned driving maneuver. The disclosure provides a possibility which, by vehicle-to-vehicle communication, allows vehicles for jointly carrying out a cooperative driving maneuver to be identified and then allows the cooperative driving maneuver to be executed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Inventors: Monique Engel, Bernd Rech, Stefan Gläser, Teodor Buburuzan, Bernd Lehmann, Sandra Kleinau, Hendrik-Jörn Günther, Johannes Hartog
  • Publication number: 20210348944
    Abstract: A transportation vehicle, an apparatus, a method, and a computer program for determining a merged environmental map of the transportation vehicle. The method for a transportation vehicle and for determining a merged environmental map of the transportation vehicle includes obtaining information related to a first environmental map, which is based on messages communicated with other transportation vehicles or infrastructure in the environment; obtaining information related to a second environmental map, which is based on sensor data of the transportation vehicle; and determining the merged environmental map based on the information related to the first environmental map and the information related to the second environmental map.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2021
    Publication date: November 11, 2021
    Inventors: Bernd LEHMANN, Bernd RECH, Julia KWASNY, Sandra KLEINAU
  • Publication number: 20210306837
    Abstract: A method of a first transportation vehicle for vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communication, which includes receiving a first message from a remote transmitter having first information on a hazard related to a first geolocation indicated in the first message; determining second information on a second transportation vehicle; and comparing the first information and the second information and selectively transmitting a forwarded message based on the content of the first message to the second transportation vehicle based on the comparison of the first and the second information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2021
    Publication date: September 30, 2021
    Inventors: Daniel REIMANN, Guillaume JORNOD, Andreas PFADLER, Bernd LEHMANN
  • Publication number: 20210288369
    Abstract: The invention relates to a distance compensating element for arrangement between two components with a metal foil (4), with spring elements (6) integrally formed with the metal foil (4), wherein the spring elements (6) project from the plane (E) of the metal foil (4) and wherein the spring elements (6) are adapted to be in contact with at least one of the components. The invention also relates to an arrangement comprising two components (22, 24) and a distance-compensating element (2). The invention solves the technical problem of improving a spacer element and an arrangement of two components and a spacer element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2019
    Publication date: September 16, 2021
    Inventors: Bernd Lehmann, Carina Franken, Angel Lopez
  • Publication number: 20210260937
    Abstract: A measuring device for a deformable vehicle tire having a sensor unit, a first data processing unit, and a first radio unit, where the sensor unit is designed to be fastenable to the inside of the vehicle tire such that a radial acceleration acting in a radial direction on a tread of the vehicle tire can be detected by means of the sensor unit, where the first data processing unit is configured to determine a result value, relevant for a tire mileage of the vehicle tire, at least on the basis of the radial acceleration and at least one predetermined tire parameter of the vehicle tire, where each tire parameter characterizes a property of the vehicle tire, and where the first radio unit is designed to transmit a radio signal which represents the determined result value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2019
    Publication date: August 26, 2021
    Applicant: Continental Reifen Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Adrian Cyllik, Joerg Lehmann, Bernd Lange
  • Patent number: 11098758
    Abstract: A device for rotationally and translationally moving an object comprising a flat storage area relative to a storage area of a support plate arranged plane-parallel to the storage area, wherein: the object can be rotated relative to the support plate in one of two possible opposing rotational directions and can be displaced in a predefined direction; mutually facing bearing surfaces of the storage areas each have closed peripheral raceway grooves in which rolling elements are guided; the raceway grooves are formed such that, when a force is applied to the object in a direction defined in the plane of the storage area, the object can be moved, in a movement which is at least partially forcibly guided and which is simultaneously rotational and translational, from a starting position into an intermediary position, the object being rotated relative to the support plate in one of two possible opposing rotational directions and being displaced in a predefined direction; and the object, after being moved into the int
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: PAUL HETTICH GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Daniel Rehage, Andreas Matthes, Ulrich Siegert, Bernd Lehmann, Mathias Winkler, Gottfried Fiedler, Hartmut Enderlein
  • Patent number: 11096483
    Abstract: A household appliance, in particular a refrigerator or a freezer or a furniture item comprising at least one storage space, in which a support plate is positioned comprising a storage area and a shelf which can be rotationally and translationally moved on the storage area of the support plate, wherein: the shelf comprises a flat storage area which is oriented plane-parallel to the storage area of the support element; the shelf can be rotated relative to the support plate in a first rotational direction and can be displaced in a predefined direction; mutually facing bearing surfaces of the storage areas each have closed peripheral raceway grooves in which rolling elements are guided; the raceway grooves are formed such that, when a force is applied to the shelf in a direction defined in the plane of the storage area, the shelf can be moved, in a movement which is at least partially forcibly guided and which is simultaneously rotational and translational, from a base position into an intermediary position, the
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: PAUL HETTICH GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Daniel Rehage, Andreas Matthes, Ulrich Siegert, Bernd Lehmann, Mathias Winkler, Gottfried Fiedler, Hartmut Enderlein
  • Publication number: 20210227974
    Abstract: A storage shelf base for an item of furniture or household appliance has a support plate stationarily arranged on a body of the item of furniture or household appliance, and a storage shelf which is positively driven relative to the support plate and can simultaneously be moved rotationally and translationally. Facing bearing surfaces of the support plate and the storage shelf have respective at least substantially closed circulating running grooves, in which rolling elements are guided. The support plate can be detachably secured to the body of the item of furniture or household appliance. At least one securing region for detachably securing the support plate to the body of the item of furniture or household appliance is formed on the support plate and the storage shelf can be secured to the support plate without the use of tools.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2019
    Publication date: July 29, 2021
    Applicant: Paul Hettich GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Daniel REHAGE, Andreas MATTHES, Bernd LEHMANN, Mathias WINKLER, Norbert VIRGIN, Ulrich SIEGERT
  • Patent number: 10964216
    Abstract: A method for providing information about a probable driving intention of a first vehicle. The method includes ascertaining, using a locating device, first position data, which indicate the approximate position of the first vehicle, and map data for the first position data, and capturing, using cameras and/or sensors in the first vehicle, information about the surroundings in proximity to the first vehicle. The method also includes determining information about a probable trajectory of the first vehicle, and providing information about a probable driving intention of the first vehicle, based on the information about the probable trajectory of the first vehicle, the position data, the information about the surroundings and the map data. The method also includes transmitting the information about the probable driving intention of the first vehicle to a second vehicle and/or one or more vehicle-external entities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Inventors: Teodor Buburuzan, Bernd Rech, Bernd Lehmann, Monique Engel, Sandra Kleinau, Stefan Gläser, Hendrik-Jörn Günther, Johannes Hartog
  • Publication number: 20200324762
    Abstract: A transportation vehicle with at least one first sensor for capturing environment data, at least one second sensor for capturing transportation vehicle data, a communication module for establishing a data connection with another transportation vehicle, a driving system for automated driving of the transportation vehicle, at least one output element for a visible/audible warning signal, and a control unit. The control unit determines a predicted trajectory of the transportation vehicle, determines a predicted path of the transportation vehicle and receives a predicted trajectory and vehicle geometry data of the other transportation vehicle via the data connection, determines a predicted path of the other transportation vehicle, determines a possible collision of the transportation vehicle with the other transportation vehicle, and in response to a possible collision, outputs a warning signal by the at least one output element and/or carries out an automated driving maneuver by the driving system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2020
    Publication date: October 15, 2020
    Inventors: Andreas PFADLER, Bernd LEHMANN
  • Patent number: 10800414
    Abstract: A method for a semi-automatic or automatic controller of a transportation vehicle during starting to prevent an accordion effect when starting the transportation vehicle in a queue of transportation vehicles. A driving intention message is received from a further transportation vehicle which displays information relating to a planned starting process of the further transportation vehicle. It is also determined whether the further transportation vehicle is located directly in front of the transportation vehicle. If it is determined that the further transportation vehicle is located directly in front of the transportation vehicle, a parameter for the semi-automatic or automatic controller of the transportation vehicle is determined based on the received driving intention message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Sandra Kleinau, Teodor Buburuzan, Bernd Lehmann, Bernd Rech, Monique Engel, Stefan Gläser, Hendrik-Jörn Günther
  • Patent number: 10796168
    Abstract: A device and method for characterizing objects to be identified by acquiring sensor data, which includes a first source of sensor information and a second source of sensor information. The method includes determining at least one object to be identified based on the sensor data. The method and the device also include selecting the sensor information from the first source which is assigned to the object to be identified. The method also includes characterizing the object to be identified by information based on the selected sensor information from the first source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: VOLKSWAGEN AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventors: Hendrik-Jörn Günther, Bernd Rech, Sandra Kleinau, Bernd Lehmann, Stefan Gläser, Monique Engel, Teodor Buburuzan
  • Patent number: 10766493
    Abstract: Methods and vehicle-to-vehicle communication systems for determining a gap in traffic between two transportation vehicles for a lane change of a transportation vehicle. The method includes identifying the gap in traffic based on a first detection operation and based on a second detection operation. The first detection operation is based on at least one vehicle-to-vehicle status message of at least one other transportation vehicle. The second detection operation is based on an on-board sensor system of the transportation vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: VOLKSWAGEN AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventors: Teodor Buburuzan, Monique Engel, Bernd Rech, Stefan Gläser, Bernd Lehmann, Sandra Kleinau, Hendrik-Jörn Günther
  • Patent number: 10760926
    Abstract: A method for plausibility checking of measured values of a mobile device wherein sensor equipment of the mobile device generates at least one measured value, at least two pieces of information regarding the at least one measured value are received from the mobile device via a communication service, and the at least one measured value is checked for plausibility based on the at least two pieces of information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: VOLKSWAGEN AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventors: Monique Engel, Bernd Rech, Stefan Gläser, Teodor Buburuzan, Hendrik-Jörn Günther, Sandra Kleinau, Bernd Lehmann
  • Patent number: 10762778
    Abstract: A method captures data and transfers the data from a transmitter to a receiver, which is a transportation vehicle, and controls the capture and transfer of data. The method produces data and transfers the data from a transmitter to a receiver, which is a traffic participant. The data are based on a geographic environment model of the transmitter, wherein the geographic environment model includes a recognition of objects. Operations at the transmitter include capturing parameters of a transfer system for transferring the data and/or traffic-relevant parameters of the transmitter, producing the data in accordance with the recognized objects, and transferring the data in accordance with the parameters of the transfer system and/or the traffic-relevant parameters of the transmitter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: VOLKSWAGEN AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventors: Hendrik-Jörn Günther, Stefan Gläser, Monique Engel, Bernd Rech, Bernd Lehmann, Sandra Kleinau, Teodor Buburuzan, Johannes Hartog
  • Patent number: 10752244
    Abstract: A device for a vehicle for providing information about an expected driving intention, a device for a vehicle for determining a driving recommendation, a method for a vehicle for providing information about an expected driving intention, a method for a vehicle for determining a driving recommendation, and a computer program. The device includes a driving analysis module to determine information about an expected trajectory of the vehicle, a control module to determine information about an expected driving intention of the vehicle based on the information about the expected trajectory of the vehicle, and an interface to make available the information about the expected driving intention for one or more vehicle-external entities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: VOLKSWAGEN AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventors: Teodor Buburuzan, Sandra Kleinau, Bernd Rech, Monique Engel, Bernd Lehmann, Stefan Gläser, Hendrik-Jörn Günther
  • Publication number: 20200170408
    Abstract: A household appliance, in particular a refrigerator or a freezer or a furniture item comprising at least one storage space, in which a support plate is positioned comprising a storage area and a shelf which can be rotationally and translationally moved on the storage area of the support plate, wherein: the shelf comprises a flat storage area which is oriented plane-parallel to the storage area of the support element; the shelf can be rotated relative to the support plate in a first rotational direction and can be displaced in a predefined direction; mutually facing bearing surfaces of the storage areas each have closed peripheral raceway grooves in which rolling elements are guided; the raceway grooves are formed such that, when a force is applied to the shelf in a direction defined in the plane of the storage area, the shelf can be moved, in a movement which is at least partially forcibly guided and which is simultaneously rotational and translational, from a base position into an intermediary position, the
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2018
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Inventors: Daniel REHAGE, Andreas MATTHES, Ulrich SIEGERT, Bernd LEHMANN, Mathias WINKLER, Gottfried FIEDLER, Hartmut ENDERLEIN
  • Publication number: 20200175785
    Abstract: A method for a data processing installation for obtaining an operating state of a first autonomous vehicle. The method includes determining a current state of the first autonomous vehicle from a received measurement value of a sensor of a second vehicle. When the current state of the first autonomous vehicle deviates from a setpoint state, the method includes sending a first message to the first autonomous vehicle, wherein the first message contains a command to travel autonomously to a service location. Alternatively, the method includes sending a second message to a person responsible for the first autonomous vehicle, wherein the second message includes information about the deviation of the current state of the first autonomous vehicle from the setpoint state. Alternatively, the method includes sending a third message to service personnel, wherein the third message contains an instruction for the service personnel to set the vehicle to the setpoint state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2020
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Inventors: Bernd RECH, Stefan GLÄSER, Monique ENGEL, Hendrik-Jörn GÜNTHER, Teodor BUBURUZAN, Sandra KLEINAU, Bernd LEHMANN, Johannes HARTOG
  • Patent number: 10607422
    Abstract: A method for a data processing installation for obtaining an operating state of a first autonomous vehicle. The method includes determining a current state of the first autonomous vehicle from a received measurement value of a sensor of a second vehicle. When the current state of the first autonomous vehicle deviates from a setpoint state, the method includes sending a first message to the first autonomous vehicle, wherein the first message contains a command to travel autonomously to a service location. Alternatively, the method includes sending a second message to a person responsible for the first autonomous vehicle, wherein the second message includes information about the deviation of the current state of the first autonomous vehicle from the setpoint state. Alternatively, the method includes sending a third message to service personnel, wherein the third message contains an instruction for the service personnel to set the vehicle to the setpoint state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Volkswagen AG
    Inventors: Bernd Rech, Stefan Gläser, Monique Engel, Hendrik-Jörn Günther, Teodor Buburuzan, Sandra Kleinau, Bernd Lehmann, Johannes Hartog
  • Patent number: 10609599
    Abstract: Apparatuses, methods and computer programs for allocating transmission resources and for a mobile transceiver. An apparatus for a mobile transceiver of a mobile communication system includes a transceiver module to receive control information from a base station transceiver of the mobile communication system and to communicate with another mobile transceiver of the mobile communication system. The apparatus also includes a control module to control the transceiver module. The control module receives information related to a first resource pool and information related to a second resource pool using the transceiver module. The control module also communicates with the other mobile transceiver using the transceiver module using a rateless code to encode data for transmission on resources of the second resource pool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Volkswagen AG
    Inventors: Bernd Lehmann, Thorsten Hehn, Jose Pablo Villacis Cobos