Patents by Inventor Christoph Schroeder

Christoph Schroeder 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: 11163041
    Abstract: A method and device for determining a first highly precise position of a vehicle. The method includes acquiring surrounding-area data values using at least one radar sensor of the vehicle, the surrounding-area data values representing a surrounding area of the vehicle; and determining a rough position of the vehicle as a function of the acquired surrounding area data values. In addition, the method includes determining surrounding-area feature data values as a function of the determined rough position of the vehicle, the surrounding-area feature data values representing at least one surrounding-area feature and a second highly precise position of the at least one surrounding-area feature; and determining the first highly precise position of the vehicle as a function of the at least one surrounding-area feature, according to predefined localization criteria, the first highly precise position of the vehicle being more precise than the rough position of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Carsten Hasberg, Christoph Schroeder, Danny Hiendriana, Oliver Pink, Philipp Rasp
  • Patent number: 11092445
    Abstract: A method and a corresponding system for localizing a vehicle using a digital map are described. In accordance with the method, the digital map assigns to the features one or a plurality of predetermined attributes, which are provided for characterizing possibly occurring actual changes in the features comparison to the digital map existing at the moment. On the basis of the assigned attributes, probabilities relative to the changes are also determined, and the vehicle is localized in consideration of the determined probabilities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Carsten Hasberg, Christoph Schroeder, Danny Hiendriana, Oliver Pink, Philipp Rasp
  • Publication number: 20210132622
    Abstract: A method and a device are described for operating an automated vehicle including determining a coarse position of the automated vehicle, determining first environment data values as a function of the coarse position, the first environment data values representing a target environment of the automated vehicle, recording second environment data values using an environment sensor system of the automated vehicle, the second environment data values representing an actual environment of the automated vehicle, determining a highly accurate position of the automated vehicle, as a function of a comparison between the actual environment and the target environment, and operating the automated vehicle, as a function of the highly accurate position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2018
    Publication date: May 6, 2021
    Inventors: Carsten Hasberg, Christoph Schroeder, Danny Hiendriana, Oliver Pink, Philipp Rasp
  • Publication number: 20210123914
    Abstract: The present invention pertains to the field of cancer prediction. Specifically, it relates to a method for predicting the risk of recurrence of bladder cancer in a subject after treatment of bladder cancer comprising the steps of determining the amount of at least one biomarker selected from the biomarkers shown in Table, and comparing the amount of said at least one biomarker with a reference amount for said at least one biomarker, whereby the risk of recurrence of bladder cancer is to be predicted. The present invention also contemplates a method for identifying a subject being in need of a further bladder cancer therapy. Encompassed are, furthermore, diagnostic devices and kits for carrying out said methods.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2020
    Publication date: April 29, 2021
    Applicants: Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum, Institut Curie
    Inventors: Christoph SCHRÖDER, Harish SRINIVASAN, Jörg HOHEISEL, François RADVANYI
  • Patent number: 10946988
    Abstract: Described and illustrated is a device for at least partially unfolding package sleeves, having a magazine comprising a stack formed from package sleeves, wherein the package sleeves of the stack are folded flat around at least two folding edges extending in the longitudinal direction of the package sleeves and wherein a gripper is provided for gripping a side of the package sleeves facing away from the stack and for moving, in particular pulling, the package sleeves along a withdrawal transport path with the folding edges into grooves of at least one receptacle of a moulding station and wherein the grooves are spaced so that the folding edges of the package sleeves are spaced apart further in the magazine than in the grooves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: SIG Technology AG
    Inventors: Jürgen Richter, Michael Schaaf, Christoph Schröder
  • Patent number: 10809261
    Abstract: The present invention pertains to the field of cancer prediction. Specifically, it relates to a method for predicting the risk of recurrence of bladder cancer in a subject after treatment of bladder cancer comprising the steps of determining the amount of at least one biomarker selected from the biomarkers shown in Table, and comparing the amount of said at least one biomarker with a reference amount for said at least one biomarker, whereby the risk of recurrence of bladder cancer is to be predicted. The present invention also contemplates a method for identifying a subject being in need of a further bladder cancer therapy. Encompassed are, furthermore, diagnostic devices and kits for carrying out said methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignees: DEUTSCHES KREBSFORSCHUNGSZENTRUM, INSTITUT CURIE
    Inventors: Christoph Schröder, Harish Srinivasan, Jörg Hoheisel, François Radvanyi
  • Patent number: 10787171
    Abstract: A method for operating a vehicle includes detecting an object state using a surroundings sensor system of the vehicle at a first point in time, detecting an object state using the surroundings sensor system at a later second point in time, and adapting an activation state of a semi-automated or fully-automated driving function of the vehicle based on the detected object states.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Christoph Schroeder, Oliver Pink
  • Patent number: 10717442
    Abstract: A method for determining a presently existing driving situation in which a vehicle finds itself at the moment. The method includes receiving of driving-environment data based on a sensed vehicle driving environment, extracting of features from the driving-environment data with the aid of pattern recognition, classifying the presently existing driving situation based exclusively on the features extracted by the pattern recognition, and providing a result of the classification. A corresponding apparatus, a corresponding system as well as a computer program, are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Christoph Schroeder, Oliver Pink
  • Publication number: 20200180795
    Abstract: Described and illustrated is a device for at least partially unfolding package sleeves, having a magazine comprising a stack formed from package sleeves, wherein the package sleeves of the stack are folded flat around at least two folding edges extending in the longitudinal direction of the package sleeves and wherein a gripper is provided for gripping a side of the package sleeves facing away from the stack and for moving, in particular pulling, the package sleeves along a withdrawal transport path with the folding edges into grooves of at least one receptacle of a moulding station and wherein the grooves are spaced so that the folding edges of the package sleeves are spaced apart further in the magazine than in the grooves.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2018
    Publication date: June 11, 2020
    Inventors: Jürgen Richter, Michael Schaaf, Christoph Schröder
  • Publication number: 20200056893
    Abstract: A method and a corresponding system for localizing a vehicle using a digital map are described. In accordance with the method, the digital map assigns to the features one or a plurality of predetermined attributes, which are provided for characterizing possibly occurring actual changes in the features in comparison to the digital map existing at the moment. On the basis of the assigned attributes, probabilities relative to the changes are also determined, and the vehicle is localized in consideration of the determined probabilities.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2017
    Publication date: February 20, 2020
    Applicant: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Carsten HASBERG, Christoph SCHROEDER, Danny HIENDRIANA, Oliver PINK, Philipp RASP
  • Patent number: 10481613
    Abstract: A vehicle is operable in a first operating mode in which the vehicle travels autonomously inside the traffic lane based on a detection of lane markings of a traffic lane and in a second operating mode in which the vehicle autonomously follows a vehicle driving in front while ignoring lane markings, and a method of its operation includes operating the vehicle in a first of the two operating modes, detecting a vehicle environment, and switching from the first operating mode to the other of the two operating modes as a function of the detected vehicle environment. A device can execute the method and a computer program can be executed by a device for performing the method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Christoph Schroeder, Oliver Pink, Stefan Nordbruch, Svetlana Rau, Ulf Wilhelm
  • Patent number: 10481603
    Abstract: An apparatus for operating a vehicle, including a control device that is configured to guide the vehicle automatically; and a monitoring device that is configured to monitor the control device for a fault during automatic guidance of the vehicle by the control device, and upon recognition of a fault to take over automated guidance of the vehicle from the control device. A corresponding method and a computer program are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Oliver Pink, Karsten Muehlmann, Armin Ruehle, Michael Helmle, Christoph Schroeder, Rainer Baumgaertner, Jeannine Schwarzkopf, Florian Hauler
  • Publication number: 20190285419
    Abstract: A method and device for determining a first highly precise position of a vehicle. The method includes acquiring surrounding-area data values using at least one radar sensor of the vehicle, the surrounding-area data values representing a surrounding area of the vehicle; and determining a rough position of the vehicle as a function of the acquired surrounding area data values. In addition, the method includes determining surrounding-area feature data values as a function of the determined rough position of the vehicle, the surrounding-area feature data values representing at least one surrounding-area feature and a second highly precise position of the at least one surrounding-area feature; and determining the first highly precise position of the vehicle as a function of the at least one surrounding-area feature, according to predefined localization criteria, the first highly precise position of the vehicle being more precise than the rough position of the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2017
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Applicant: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Carsten Hasberg, Christoph Schroeder, Danny Hiendriana, Oliver Pink, Philipp Rasp
  • Patent number: 10369993
    Abstract: A method for monitoring a setpoint trajectory to be traveled by a vehicle for being collision free, including carrying out a clearance measurement of vehicle surroundings with the aid of a surroundings sensor system to determine a clearance in the vehicle surroundings, carrying out an object measurement of the vehicle surroundings with the aid of the surroundings sensor system to determine objects in the vehicle surroundings, checking the setpoint trajectory for being collision free based on the determined clearance and the determined objects, and comparing particular results of the checks for being collision free to one another, an item of collision information being provided based on the comparison.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
    Inventors: Christoph Schroeder, Oliver Pink, Stefan Nordbruch
  • Patent number: 10336268
    Abstract: A method for operating a vehicle, the vehicle being guided in fully automated fashion, and if an error is detected during the fully automated guidance, a safe state being selected from a plurality of safe states as a function of one parameter, the vehicle being guided in fully automated fashion into the selected safe state. Also described is an apparatus for operating a vehicle, as well as to a computer program.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
    Inventors: Christoph Schroeder, Oliver Pink, Stefan Nordbruch
  • Patent number: 10249108
    Abstract: A highly automated driving function for controlling a motor vehicle includes a plurality of function components. A method for controlling the motor vehicle includes steps of executing the driving function using a first function component, comparing the behavior of the first function component to a specified behavior, ascertaining that the behavior of the first function component deviates from the specified behavior, ascertaining a first accident risk if the driving function continues to be executed with the aid of the first function component, ascertaining a second accident risk if the execution of the driving function continues with the aid of a second function component, and executing the driving function with the aid of the particular function component whose allocated accident risk is the lowest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
    Inventors: Christoph Schroeder, Oliver Pink, Stefan Nordbruch, Ulf Wilhelm
  • Patent number: 10241206
    Abstract: A sensor system for a vehicle for detecting bridges and tunnels is described, which includes a lateral LIDAR sensor, which is located on a first side of the vehicle and has a detection area covering a lateral surrounding area of the vehicle, and a control unit for evaluating the measuring data from the lateral LIDAR sensor. The lateral LIDAR sensor is positioned rotated about a vertical axis so that part of the detection area of the lateral LIDAR sensor at the front in the travel direction detects an upper spatial area located at a predefined distance ahead of the vehicle. The lateral LIDAR sensor is tilted about its transverse axis with respect to the horizontal, so the detection area of the lateral LIDAR sensor detects the remote upper spatial area at a predefined height above the vehicle using its part which is at the front in the direction of travel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
    Inventors: Oliver Pink, Axel Buettner, Dominik Maucher, Achim Feyerabend, Christoph Schroeder
  • Publication number: 20190084562
    Abstract: A method for operating a vehicle includes detecting an object state using a surroundings sensor system of the vehicle at a first point in time, detecting an object state using the surroundings sensor system at a later second point in time, and adapting an activation state of a semi-automated or fully-automated driving function of the vehicle based on the detected object states.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2017
    Publication date: March 21, 2019
    Inventors: Christoph Schroeder, Oliver Pink
  • Patent number: 10071744
    Abstract: A method for operating a vehicle including at least one assistance function or at least a partially automated driving function, including: ascertaining at least one safe driving state; capturing the current driving state; determining a permissible range for the current driving state of the vehicle from which at least one of the at least one safe driving state is attainable; operating the vehicle using an activable or active assistance function or an at least partially automated driving function within the specified permissible range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
    Inventors: Oliver Pink, Christoph Schroeder, Stefan Nordbruch
  • Publication number: 20180222486
    Abstract: A method for determining a presently existing driving situation in which a vehicle finds itself at the moment. The method includes receiving of driving-environment data based on a sensed vehicle driving environment, extracting of features from the driving-environment data with the aid of pattern recognition, classifying the presently existing driving situation based exclusively on the features extracted by the pattern recognition, and providing a result of the classification. A corresponding apparatus, a corresponding system as well as a computer program, are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2015
    Publication date: August 9, 2018
    Inventors: Christoph Schroeder, Oliver Pink