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).

  • Publication number: 20230159484
    Abstract: The invention relates to novel, water-soluble fluorescent dyes with high fluorescence quantum yield based on oxygen-containing heterocycles, their reactive derivatives and dye conjugates, and their use for labelling samples and detecting analytes. The compounds of the new dye class are compatible with commercial excitation light sources and are characterised by Stokes shifts of more than 50 nm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2021
    Publication date: May 25, 2023
    Inventors: Bernd SCHWEDER, Frank LEHMANN, Matthias WENZEL, Peter CZERNEY
  • Patent number: 11532185
    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: February 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2022
    Inventors: Bernd Rech, Stefan Gläser, Monique Engel, Hendrik-Jörn Günther, Teodor Buburuzan, Sandra Kleinau, Bernd Lehmann, Johannes Hartog
  • Patent number: 11518379
    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: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2022
    Inventors: Andreas Pfadler, Bernd Lehmann
  • Publication number: 20220211176
    Abstract: A furniture element, in particular a shelf or shelving unit has at least one storage level, a body, and a bottom plate. Storage surfaces of the body, which face each other, and the bottom plate each have raceways, in which rolling elements are guided. The body is movable relative to the bottom plate from an initial position to an intermediate position and back, wherein, in the intermediate position, the body is rotated relative to the bottom plate in a rotation direction and shifted in a predetermined direction, the raceways of the bottom plate being formed having mirror symmetry to an axis of symmetry extending at an oblique angle relative to a lateral edge of the bottom plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2020
    Publication date: July 7, 2022
    Inventors: Daniel REHAGE, Andreas MATTHES, Ulrich SIEGERT, Bernd LEHMANN, Mathias WINKLER
  • Patent number: 11381953
    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: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Inventors: Daniel Reimann, Guillaume Jornod, Andreas Pfadler, Bernd Lehmann
  • Patent number: 11350745
    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: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: Paul Hettich GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Daniel Rehage, Andreas Matthes, Bernd Lehmann, Mathias Winkler, Norbert Virgin, Ulrich Siegert
  • Publication number: 20220076575
    Abstract: A transportation vehicle, an apparatus, a method, and a computer program for a first transportation vehicle and for estimating a position of a second transportation vehicle at the first transportation vehicle. The method for a first transportation vehicle and for estimating a position of a second transportation vehicle at the first transportation vehicle includes obtaining information on an environmental map of the first transportation vehicle; receiving information on a trajectory of the second transportation vehicle; and estimating the position of the second transportation vehicle in the environmental map based on the information on the trajectory.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 1, 2021
    Publication date: March 10, 2022
    Inventors: Andreas PFADLER, Bernd RECH, Daniel REIMANN, Stefan GLÄSER, Bernd LEHMANN, Julia KWASNY
  • Patent number: 11189176
    Abstract: A method, devices and computer program for initiating and/or carrying out a cooperative driving maneuver. The method includes a driving intention message for transportation vehicles in an environment of a transportation vehicle which includes information relating to an intention of a driver or an at least partially automatic transportation vehicle control system of the transportation vehicle to carry out a driving maneuver. The method includes obtaining information relating to a driving intention based on the intention to carry out the driving maneuver, determining a position of the transportation vehicle, determining the driving intention message based on the information relating to the driving intention, and calculating transmission parameters for the driving intention message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Inventors: Bernd Rech, Stefan Gläser, Monique Engel, Bernd Lehmann, Sandra Kleinau, Hendrik-Jörn Günther, Teodor Buburuzan, Axel Köhnke
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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