Patents by Inventor Bernhard Lucas

Bernhard Lucas 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: 20210162999
    Abstract: A method for operating a vehicle. When an autonomous cruise control is in the activated state, a switch is made to an accelerator-pedal-controlled distance controller in response to an acceleration command indicated by an override of an accelerator pedal of the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2019
    Publication date: June 3, 2021
    Inventors: Bernhard Lucas, Sebastian Baier, Thorsten Schori
  • Publication number: 20160326791
    Abstract: The invention relates to a folding-shutter assembly comprising: two or more folding shutters that can be moved on at least one guide; at least one drive associated with the guides for opening or closing the folding-shutter assembly; at least one raising and lowering means actuated by the drive; at least one adjusting means actuated by the drive; and at least one coupling means coupling means couples the drive to or uncouples the drive from the adjusting means in the sense of driving when the coupling means is actuated in the one or the other sense in dependence on the pivoting state of the one of the folding-shutter elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2015
    Publication date: November 10, 2016
    Inventor: Bernhard Lucas
  • Publication number: 20160177622
    Abstract: A folding shutter arrangement having three or more rigid folding shutter elements having element edges that bend out and element edges that do not bend out in alternation. A first folding shutter element can be fastened to a building so as to be pivotable about a first axis near an element edge that does not bend out. A second folding shutter element is pivotably retained about a second axis near a second element edge that does not bend out. Adjacent folding shutter elements are pivotably connected to each other in pairs at the third element edges by a bend-out joint. A driving element is provided which drives at least one of the element edges in the opening or closing direction, and which forcibly pivots the folding shutter elements connected to at least one of the element edges that do not bend out.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2016
    Publication date: June 23, 2016
    Inventor: Bernhard Lucas
  • Publication number: 20160108664
    Abstract: A folding door with two or more intrinsically rigid folding shutter elements with alternating noncollapsing and collapsing element edges, with at least one guide means which can be raised and lowered on or in one or more guide rail(s), for moving a, in particular the lower, permanently guide rail-adjacent, noncollapsing door element edge, wherein at least one release movement means, which is provided for the initial release movement of the permanently guide rail-adjacent door element edge from the guide rail(s), at the beginning of the opening of the folding door, and for the final advance movement of the permanently guide rail-adjacent door element edge at the end of the closing of the folding door, and an actuation device and method for the same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2015
    Publication date: April 21, 2016
    Inventor: Bernhard Lucas
  • Patent number: 9303443
    Abstract: A folding façade or folding awning arrangement includes at least two façade or awning elements, wherein a first façade or awning element is fixed on a building so that it can pivot about an axis, and wherein a second façade or awning element is pivotally held about a second displaceable axis and can be displaced along guides by way of a drive member, and wherein further a first collapsing edge of the first façade or awning element is pivotally connected to a second collapsing edge of the second façade and awning element to form a collapsing joint and can be moved in a manner released from the guides, collapsing transversely to the façade. The arrangement further includes at least one collapsible/fold-out and/or locking arrangement. Safe operation is achieved in that at least one pivoting actuating element is provided in the form of a collapsing/fold-out, pulling/drawing, and/or locking arrangement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Assignee: BELU AG
    Inventor: Bernhard Lucas
  • Patent number: 9279285
    Abstract: A folding shutter arrangement having three or more rigid folding shutter elements having element edges that bend out and element edges that do not bend out in alternation. A first folding shutter element can be fastened to a building so as to be pivotable about a first axis near a element edge that does not bend out. A second folding shutter element is pivotably retained about a second axis near a second element edge that does not bend out. Adjacent folding shutter elements are pivotably connected to each other in pairs at the third element edges by a bend-out joint. A driving element is provided which drives at least one of the element edges in the opening or closing direction, and which forcibly pivots the folding shutter elements connected to at least one of the element edges that do not bend out.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2016
    Inventor: Bernhard Lucas
  • Patent number: 9255430
    Abstract: A folding door with two or more intrinsically rigid folding shutter elements with alternating noncollapsing and collapsing element edges, with at least one guide means which can be raised and lowered on or in one or more guide rail(s), for moving a, in particular the lower, permanently guide rail-adjacent, noncollapsing door element edge, wherein at least one release movement means, which is provided for the initial release movement of the permanently guide rail-adjacent door element edge from the guide rail(s), at the beginning of the opening of the folding door, and for the final advance movement of the permanently guide rail-adjacent door element edge at the end of the closing of the folding door, and an actuation device and method for the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2016
    Assignee: Belu Verwaltungsgesellschaft mbH
    Inventor: Bernhard Lucas
  • Patent number: 9229104
    Abstract: A sensor assembly is described for driver assistance systems in motor vehicles, having a radar sensor and a video camera, in which the radar sensor and the video camera are integrated into a common housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Assignee: ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
    Inventors: Michael Klar, Gerald Zeller, Bernhard Lucas
  • Patent number: 9063214
    Abstract: A radar sensor for motor vehicles includes a plurality of transmission and receiving antennas, which differ in their azimuthal directivity characteristic and to which a separate mixer is assigned, which mixes a transmitted signal with a received signal, at least one of the mixers being a transfer mixer, and at least one other of the mixers having a lower transfer output, wherein the assignment of the transmission and receiving antennas is asymmetrical with respect to the mixers differing in their transfer output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2015
    Assignee: ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
    Inventors: Michael Klar, Thomas Binzer, Dirk Steinbuch, Dirk Freundt, Bernhard Lucas
  • Publication number: 20140326417
    Abstract: A folding façade or folding awning arrangement includes at least two façade or awning elements, wherein a first façade or awning element is fixed on a building so that it can pivot about an axis, and wherein a second façade or awning element is pivotally held about a second displaceable axis and can be displaced along guides by means of a drive member, and wherein further a first collapsing edge of the first façade or awning element is pivotally connected to a second collapsing edge of the second façade and awning element to form a collapsing joint and can be moved in a manner released from the guides, collapsing transversely to the façade. The arrangement further includes at least one collapsible/fold-out and/or locking means. Safe operation is achieved in that at least one pivoting actuating element is provided in the form of a collapsing/fold-out, pulling/drawing, and/or locking means.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2014
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Applicant: BELU AG
    Inventor: Bernhard Lucas
  • Publication number: 20130292067
    Abstract: In a folding shutter arrangement having three or more inherently rigid folding shutter elements (12) having element edges that bend out and element edges that do not bend out in alternation, a first folding shutter element (12A) is or can be fastened indirectly or directly to the building (1) so as to be pivotable about a first axis (12A?), which is stationary or nearly stationary with respect to a building (1), near a (first) element edge (13A) that does not bend out. A second folding shutter element (12B) is pivotably retained about a second axis (12B?), which can be moved perpendicularly to itself, near a second element edge (13B) that does not bend out, and can be moved along guides (16A, 16B) arranged perpendicular to the second element edge (13B) in pairs. Adjacent folding shutter elements (12A, 12B; 12C, 12D; . . .
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2012
    Publication date: November 7, 2013
    Inventor: Bernhard Lucas
  • Publication number: 20130228292
    Abstract: A folding door with two or more intrinsically rigid folding shutter elements with alternating noncollapsing and collapsing element edges, with at least one guide means which can be raised and lowered on or in one or more guide rail(s), for moving a, in particular the lower, permanently guide rail-adjacent, noncollapsing door element edge, wherein at least one release movement means, which is provided for the initial release movement of the permanently guide rail-adjacent door element edge from the guide rail(s), at the beginning of the opening of the folding door, and for the final advance movement of the permanently guide rail-adjacent door element edge at the end of the closing of the folding door, and an actuation device and method for the same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2013
    Publication date: September 5, 2013
    Applicant: BELU VERWALTUNGSGESELLSCHAFT MBH
    Inventor: Bernhard Lucas
  • Patent number: 8483906
    Abstract: A driver assistance system for motor vehicles has a sensor device for measuring data about the environment of the vehicle, at least two assistance functions, and a data processing device, which analyzes the measured data and generates at least one specific environmental hypothesis for each assistance function, which provides output data in a form prepared for the corresponding assistance function, at least one environmental hypothesis which has a structure divided into a plurality of partial hypotheses being predefined in the data processing device, and the partial hypotheses having such a logical relationship with one another that output data of one partial hypothesis flow into the generation of the other partial hypothesis, and at least two assistance functions directly or indirectly use a shared partial hypothesis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2013
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Bernhard Lucas, Ulf Wilhelm, Martin Randler
  • Patent number: 8180531
    Abstract: A safety device for motor vehicles includes an impact detection system and a triggering device for triggering a braking operation as a function of a signal of the impact detection system characterized in that the triggering device is designed for the purpose of triggering the braking operation when the impact detection system indicates the beginning of an impact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2012
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Bernhard Lucas, Dirk Meister, Ulrike Ahlrichs, Ulf Wilhelm
  • Publication number: 20120092499
    Abstract: A sensor assembly is described for driver assistance systems in motor vehicles, having a radar sensor and a video camera, in which the radar sensor and the video camera are integrated into a common housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2010
    Publication date: April 19, 2012
    Inventors: Michael Klar, Gerald Zeller, Bernhard Lucas
  • Patent number: 7975798
    Abstract: A method and a device for controlling automatic emergency braking of a motor vehicle to reduce the severity of a collision of a vehicle with an object, the position and/or speed of the object with respect to the host vehicle being determined via an object detection device, and this information being sent to a collision detection device which ascertains whether a collision with an object is imminent and, on detecting a collision, triggers emergency braking and ascertains a collision instant, emergency braking being terminated after the period of time until the determined collision instant has elapsed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2011
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Bernhard Lucas, Martin Heinebrodt, Dirk Meister, Fred Oechsle, Ulf Wilhelm, Martin Randler, Paco Haffmans, Wolfgang Branz
  • Publication number: 20110095937
    Abstract: A radar sensor for motor vehicles includes a plurality of transmission and receiving antennas, which differ in their azimuthal directivity characteristic and to which a separate mixer is assigned, which mixes a transmitted signal with a received signal, at least one of the mixers being a transfer mixer, and at least one other of the mixers having a lower transfer output, wherein the assignment of the transmission and receiving antennas is asymmetrical with respect to the mixers differing in their transfer output.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2008
    Publication date: April 28, 2011
    Inventors: Michael Klar, Thomas Binzer, Dirk Steinbuch, Dirk Freundt, Bernhard Lucas
  • Patent number: 7925414
    Abstract: A method and device for influencing the longitudinal velocity of a motor vehicle, in which a setpoint minimum distance and/or a setpoint maximum velocity is presettable by the driver, the driver being able to influence the vehicle velocity via the accelerator pedal and/or brake pedal, and in which the distance from a vehicle traveling ahead is measured by a distance-measuring sensor and, if the setpoint minimum distance is undershot and/or the setpoint maximum velocity is exceeded by the vehicle velocity, the vehicle velocity is limited so that the setpoint minimum distance is not undershot and/or the setpoint maximum velocity is not exceeded. This function is provided, in particular, in connection with an adaptive distance and cruise control system, the driver being able to activate either the adaptive distance and cruise control system or the limiting function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2011
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Manfred Hellmann, Bernhard Lucas, Thilo Leineweber, Albrecht Irion, Carsten Schroeder
  • Publication number: 20100282418
    Abstract: A folding façade or folding awning arrangement includes at least two façade or awning elements, wherein a first façade or awning element is fixed on a building so that it can pivot about an axis, and wherein a second façade or awning element is pivotally held about a second displaceable axis and can be displaced along guides by means of a drive member, and wherein further a first collapsing edge of the first façade or awning element is pivotally connected to a second collapsing edge of the second façade and awning element to form a collapsing joint and can be moved in a manner released from the guides, collapsing transversely to the façade. The arrangement further includes at least one collapsible/fold-out and/or locking means. Safe operation is achieved in that at least one pivoting actuating element is provided in the form of a collapsing/fold-out, pulling/drawing, and/or locking means.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2008
    Publication date: November 11, 2010
    Inventor: Bernhard Lucas
  • Patent number: 7696863
    Abstract: A method and a device for warning the driver of a motor vehicle. An object detector is provided, which detects preceding vehicles and ascertains their distance and relative velocity with respect to the host vehicle and supplies these to an evaluation device. The evaluation device assumes that the preceding vehicle would perform a deceleration and ascertains as a further function of the variables measured by the object detector and the driver's reaction time and the host vehicle's maximum possible deceleration whether a collision with the preceding vehicle would be avoidable. If an unavoidability of a collision is recognized, then a driver warning device is activated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2010
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Bernhard Lucas, Martin Heinebrodt, Dirk Meister, Ulrike Ahlrichs, Ulf Wilhelm, Paco Haffmans