Patents by Inventor Bodo Kleickmann

Bodo Kleickmann 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: 20220306099
    Abstract: A determination is made regarding whether an autonomous motor vehicle is located on a specified lane marking. If so, the autonomous motor vehicle is controlled on the specified lane marking and the vehicle speed is limited to a specified speed value. If the autonomous motor vehicle is not located on the specified lane marking, the vehicle speed is limited to a specified safe value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2020
    Publication date: September 29, 2022
    Applicant: AUDI AG
    Inventor: Bodo KLEICKMANN
  • Patent number: 10654333
    Abstract: A method for regulating an active chassis of a motor vehicle as a function of road elevation profile data which lie within a prognosis for a trajectory of the motor vehicle. The prognosis of the trajectory is calculated by a mathematical model at least on the basis of steering angle data of a steering angle sensor of the motor vehicle. The prognosis of the trajectory is assigned to the road elevation profile data detected by at least one environmental sensor. Based on the prognosis, at least one actuator of the active chassis is controlled, and the prognosis of the trajectory is then used exclusively to control the active chassis when the trajectory lies in an area that was classified as navigable based on the environmental data that was detected by at least one environment sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: AUDI AG
    Inventors: Andreas Schindler, Bodo Kleickmann
  • Publication number: 20180354334
    Abstract: A method for regulating an active chassis of a motor vehicle as a function of road elevation profile data which lie within a prognosis for a trajectory of the motor vehicle. The prognosis of the trajectory is calculated by a mathematical model at least on the basis of steering angle data of a steering angle sensor of the motor vehicle. The prognosis of the trajectory is assigned to the road elevation profile data detected by at least one environmental sensor. Based on the prognosis, at least one actuator of the active chassis is controlled, and the prognosis of the trajectory is then used exclusively to control the active chassis when the trajectory lies in an area that was classified as navigable based on the environmental data that was detected by at least one environment sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2016
    Publication date: December 13, 2018
    Applicant: AUDI AG
    Inventors: Andreas SCHINDLER, Bodo KLEICKMANN
  • Publication number: 20180186210
    Abstract: A method for transmitting information between a motor vehicle and a vehicle-external server. A contour profile of a road to be traveled along by the vehicle, which is stored on the server, is retrieved by the vehicle via a vehicle-server interface. The contour values of the road contour profile lying ahead of the vehicle are cyclically transmitted by the server to the vehicle at a definable interval. A contour value is transmitted per cycle, which lies ahead of the vehicle at a speed-dependent interval. In addition, a chassis system for carrying out the method and a vehicle are provided with the chassis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2016
    Publication date: July 5, 2018
    Applicant: AUDI AG
    Inventors: Andreas NOLL, Bodo KLEICKMANN
  • Patent number: 9440556
    Abstract: An anti-slip control device for a vehicle having an electromotive drive system includes one or more electric driving motors. In order to limit wheel slip, the rotational speed of the driving wheels is regulated by controlling the rotational speed of the rotary field generated in at least one electric driving motor, each electric driving motor being fed by a controllable converter associated therewith. In order to control the rotational speed, the anti-slip control device constantly informs each converter about the maximum allowed rotational speed of the driving motor or driving wheel associated with the respective converter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: AUDI AG
    Inventors: Sebastian Loos, Dirk Hirschmann, Bodo Kleickmann
  • Patent number: 9352732
    Abstract: An anti-blocking system for a vehicle having an electromotive vehicle drive unit includes one or more driving motors. During a braking process, the braking effect of the driving motors operating as a generator is limited in such a way that brake slip on at least one driving wheel is limited to a predefined threshold value. The rotational speed of each driving motor is regulated by a controllable converter associated therewith, the ABS control device constantly transmitting, to each converter, a mandatory minimum braking rotational speed for the driving motor associated with the respective converter in order to limit brake slip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Assignee: AUDI AG
    Inventors: Sebastian Loos, Dirk Hirschmann, Bodo Kleickmann
  • Patent number: 9242565
    Abstract: In a method for braking of a motor vehicle which is driven by a drive torque of at least one electrical machine electrically connected to an electric energy storage device, the at least one electrical machine is operated in a first operating mode as a generator for generating a generator braking torque. In a second operating mode, the at least one electrical machine is supplied with electrical energy from the energy storage device in such a way that a braking torque opposing the drive torque is generated by the at least one electrical machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2016
    Assignee: AUDI AG
    Inventors: Bodo Kleickmann, Thomas-Willibald Meier
  • Publication number: 20140343772
    Abstract: An anti-blocking system for a vehicle having an electromotive vehicle drive unit includes one or more driving motors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2012
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Applicant: Audi AG
    Inventors: Sebastian Loos, Dirk Hirschmann, Bodo Kleickmann
  • Publication number: 20140336856
    Abstract: An anti-slip control device for a vehicle having an electromotive drive system includes one or more electric driving motors. In order to limit wheel slip, the rotational speed of the driving wheels is regulated by controlling the rotational speed of the rotary field generated in at least one electric driving motor, each electric driving motor being fed by a controllable converter associated therewith. In order to control the rotational speed, the anti-slip control device constantly informs each converter about the maximum allowed rotational speed of the driving motor or driving wheel associated with the respective converter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2012
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Inventors: Sebastian Loos, Dirk Hirschmann, Bodo Kleickmann
  • Publication number: 20140246281
    Abstract: In a method for braking of a motor vehicle which is driven by a drive torque of at least one electrical machine electrically connected to an electric energy storage device, the at least one electrical machine is operated in a first operating mode as a generator for generating a generator braking torque. In a second operating mode, the at least one electrical machine is supplied with electrical energy from the energy storage device in such a way that a braking torque opposing the drive torque is generated by the at least one electrical machine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2011
    Publication date: September 4, 2014
    Applicant: Audi AG
    Inventors: Bodo Kleickmann, Thomas-Willibald Meier