Patents by Inventor Christian Pampus

Christian Pampus 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: 9910149
    Abstract: A method for mapping surroundings of a vehicle, objects in the surroundings of the vehicle being detected with the aid of sensors and particular detected objects being described by two coordinate points and also by a position fuzziness assigned to the particular coordinate point, the coordinate points and the position fuzziness values being stored in an interface in the form of data which may be accessed by driver assistance systems of the vehicle. A method is also described for ascertaining the collision probability of a vehicle with an object, in which the surroundings of the vehicle are initially mapped using the method for mapping the surroundings of a vehicle, a travel path to be traveled by the vehicle is ascertained in a subsequent step, and the degree of overlap between the object and the travel path and also the collision probability are finally determined, taking the position fuzziness into account.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
    Inventors: Christian Pampus, Dirk Schmid, Michael Scherl, Werner Urban, Meike Fehse, Uwe Zimmermann, Michael Schoenherr
  • Patent number: 9045160
    Abstract: In a method for assisting a driver of a motor vehicle during a parking process, the surroundings of the vehicle are recorded during travel, and with the aid of the surroundings pattern recorded, it is ascertained whether there is a parking space and whether the parking space is a parallel parking space or a perpendicular parking space. Before the beginning of the parking process, the driver of the vehicle may indicate whether the parking space is a parallel parking space or a perpendicular parking space, or a parking space is recognized as a perpendicular parking space if, on at least one side of the parking space, an object is detected, and no additional non-moving object is detected in the area of the possible parking space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Assignee: ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
    Inventor: Christian Pampus
  • Patent number: 8823550
    Abstract: In a method for warning a driver of a vehicle about a collision with an object in the course a parking operation, the distance of the vehicle to at least one object in the environment of the vehicle is detected, and if a specified minimum distance is undershot, the driver is warned to stop the vehicle or the vehicle is stopped automatically. The specified minimum distance is varied as a function of the type of parking space and the executed parking maneuver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Christian Pampus, Marcus Schneider
  • Patent number: 8797186
    Abstract: A parking assistance system is described for assisting in a parking operation of a vehicle when a plurality of parking spaces is present. A method in a parking assistance system includes performing the following: detecting a plurality of parking spaces; selecting one of the detected parking spaces based on a degree of comfort; and assisting in the parking operation into the selected parking space. The degree of comfort includes at least one predefined condition, on the basis of which the detected parking spaces are classifiable according to the presumed driver acceptance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Christian Pampus, Volker Niemz
  • Patent number: 8710975
    Abstract: In an automated method for providing an indication, with the aid of a turn signal indicator, that a vehicle is leaving a parking space, a vehicle control system detects initially whether an executed driving maneuver is a maneuver related to leaving a parking space, in which case the maneuvering out of a parking space is indicated by activating the turn signal indicator, and the turn signal indicator is kept activated until the process of maneuvering out of the parking space has been concluded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Christian Pampus, Florian Raisch, Albrecht Irion, Marcus Schneider
  • Patent number: 8712643
    Abstract: A device and a method for maneuvering a vehicle using maneuvering moves using at least one trajectory along which the vehicle is movable. Maneuvering moves have at least one reversing clothoid which borders on at least one trajectory and which is designed so that a steering motion of the vehicle is avoidable at standstill.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Christian Pampus, Volker Niemz
  • Patent number: 8554465
    Abstract: A device for the supported parking of a vehicle in a parking space is disclosed. The device includes at least one sensor device allowing the detection of at least one object at a near range from the vehicle. The device is implemented for numerically determining the presence of at least one object at a far range from the vehicle, such that the numerical determining of the object in the far range takes place on the basis of the object detected in the near range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Michael Schoenherr, Christian Pampus, Volker Niemz
  • Patent number: 8487782
    Abstract: A method for detecting objects having a low height, using a system for obstacle detection in vehicles, the system for obstacle detection including distance sensors for ascertaining the distance from objects and an arrangement for evaluation. The method includes performing the following: (a) continually recording the distance from an object using the distance sensors or recording the distance from an object at specified intervals, (b) checking whether the object continues to be recorded by the distance sensors when approaching the vehicle, in response to falling below a specified distance, or whether it vanishes from the detection range of the distance sensors, (c) detecting the object, which vanishes from the detection range of the distance sensors, as being an object of low height. Also described is a method for supporting a driver during a driving maneuver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Christian Pampus, Werner Urban, Meike Fehse, Bjoern Herder, Marco Knoblauch, Soenke Seifarth
  • Publication number: 20120303258
    Abstract: A method for mapping surroundings of a vehicle, objects in the surroundings of the vehicle being detected with the aid of sensors and particular detected objects being described by two coordinate points and also by a position fuzziness assigned to the particular coordinate point, the coordinate points and the position fuzziness values being stored in an interface in the form of data which may be accessed by driver assistance systems of the vehicle. A method is also described for ascertaining the collision probability of a vehicle with an object, in which the surroundings of the vehicle are initially mapped using the method for mapping the surroundings of a vehicle, a travel path to be traveled by the vehicle is ascertained in a subsequent step, and the degree of overlap between the object and the travel path and also the collision probability are finally determined, taking the position fuzziness into account.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2010
    Publication date: November 29, 2012
    Inventors: Christian Pampus, Dirk Schmid, Michael Scherl, Werner Urban, Meike Fehse, Uwe Zimmermann, Michael Schoenherr
  • Publication number: 20120191337
    Abstract: A device for the supported parking of a vehicle in a parking space is disclosed. The device includes at least one sensor device allowing the detection of at least one object at a near range from the vehicle. The device is implemented for numerically determining the presence of at least one object at a far range from the vehicle, such that the numerical determining of the object in the far range takes place on the basis of the object detected in the near range.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2010
    Publication date: July 26, 2012
    Applicant: ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
    Inventors: Michael Schoenherr, Christian Pampus, Volker Niemz
  • Publication number: 20120185113
    Abstract: A device and a method for maneuvering a vehicle using maneuvering moves using at least one trajectory along which the vehicle is movable. Maneuvering moves have at least one reversing clothoid which borders on at least one trajectory and which is designed so that a steering motion of the vehicle is avoidable at standstill.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2010
    Publication date: July 19, 2012
    Inventors: Christian Pampus, Volker Niemz
  • Publication number: 20120062394
    Abstract: A parking assistance system is described for assisting in a parking operation of a vehicle when a plurality of parking spaces is present. A method in a parking assistance system includes performing the following: detecting a plurality of parking spaces; selecting one of the detected parking spaces based on a degree of comfort; and assisting in the parking operation into the selected parking space. The degree of comfort includes at least one predefined condition, on the basis of which the detected parking spaces are classifiable according to the presumed driver acceptance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2011
    Publication date: March 15, 2012
    Inventors: Christian PAMPUS, Volker Niemz
  • Publication number: 20120013485
    Abstract: In a method for warning a driver of a vehicle about a collision with an object in the course a parking operation, the distance of the vehicle to at least one object in the environment of the vehicle is detected, and if a specified minimum distance is undershot, the driver is warned to stop the vehicle or the vehicle is stopped automatically. The specified minimum distance is varied as a function of the type of parking space and the executed parking maneuver.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2011
    Publication date: January 19, 2012
    Inventors: Christian Pampus, Marcus Schneider
  • Publication number: 20110140921
    Abstract: In a method for assisting a driver of a motor vehicle during a parking process, the surroundings of the vehicle are recorded during travel, and with the aid of the surroundings pattern recorded, it is ascertained whether there is a parking space and whether the parking space is a parallel parking space or a perpendicular parking space. Before the beginning of the parking process, the driver of the vehicle may indicate whether the parking space is a parallel parking space or a perpendicular parking space, or a parking space is recognized as a perpendicular parking space if, on at least one side of the parking space, an object is detected, and no additional non-moving object is detected in the area of the possible parking space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 23, 2010
    Publication date: June 16, 2011
    Inventor: Christian Pampus
  • Publication number: 20110128140
    Abstract: In an automated method for providing an indication, with the aid of a turn signal indicator, that a vehicle is leaving a parking space, a vehicle control system detects initially whether an executed driving maneuver is a maneuver related to leaving a parking space, in which case the maneuvering out of a parking space is indicated by activating the turn signal indicator, and the turn signal indicator is kept activated until the process of maneuvering out of the parking space has been concluded.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 23, 2010
    Publication date: June 2, 2011
    Inventors: Christian Pampus, Florian Raisch, Albrecht Irion, Marcus Schneider
  • Publication number: 20110121994
    Abstract: A method for detecting objects having a low height, using a system for obstacle detection in vehicles, the system for obstacle detection including distance sensors for ascertaining the distance from objects and an arrangement for evaluation. The method includes performing the following: (a) continually recording the distance from an object using the distance sensors or recording the distance from an object at specified intervals, (b) checking whether the object continues to be recorded by the distance sensors when approaching the vehicle, in response to falling below a specified distance, or whether it vanishes from the detection range of the distance sensors, (c) detecting the object, which vanishes from the detection range of the distance sensors, as being an object of low height. Also described is a method for supporting a driver during a driving maneuver.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2010
    Publication date: May 26, 2011
    Inventors: Christian Pampus, Werner Urban, Meike Fehse, Bjoern Herder, Marco Knoblauch, Soenke Seifarth