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: 10043394
    Abstract: A sensor system for a vehicle for recognizing adjacent vehicles, situated in an adjacent lane, with protruding or exposed objects, is described which includes a first lateral LIDAR sensor. The first lateral LIDAR sensor is tilted about a first transverse axis with respect to the horizontal, so that the first detection range, with its front portion in the travel direction, detects a first upper spatial area laterally ahead of the vehicle, at a height above the installed position of the first lateral LIDAR sensor. The second lateral LIDAR sensor is tilted opposite to the tilt direction of the first LIDAR sensor about a second transverse axis with respect to the horizontal, so that the second detection range, with its rear portion in the travel direction, detects a second upper spatial area laterally behind the vehicle, at a height above the installed position of the second LIDAR sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
    Inventors: Oliver Pink, Axel Buettner, Dominik Maucher, Achim Feyerabend, Christoph Schroeder
  • Publication number: 20180188036
    Abstract: A method for validating a digital map for a vehicle, including radar-based ascertainment of driving-environment data with the aid of an ascertainment device of the vehicle, comparing the ascertained driving-environment data to corresponding data of the digital map, and Verifying a validity of the digital map for the case when the driving-environment data, ascertained based on radar, coincide to a defined extent with the data of the digital map.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2017
    Publication date: July 5, 2018
    Inventors: Carsten Hasberg, Christoph Schroeder, Danny Hiendriana, Oliver Pink, Philipp Rasp
  • Patent number: 10012726
    Abstract: Method for determining distances and relative velocities of simultaneously located objects using an FMCW radar, in which the frequency of a transmission signal is modulated in the form of periodically recurring ramps, the transmission signal is mixed with a received signal to form an intermediate frequency signal and, for determining the distance and/or the relative velocity of the objects, the change in the phase of the intermediate frequency signal is evaluated from one ramp to the next characterized in that the modulation pattern includes at least two ramps, which differ only by a fixed frequency offset and follow one another in a certain time interval, and an unambiguous approximate value is calculated for the object distance on the basis of the phase difference ?1??2 of the intermediate frequency signals for these two ramps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
    Inventors: Michael Schoor, Christoph Schroeder
  • Publication number: 20180154901
    Abstract: A method and an associated system for vehicle localization are described. The system includes a first sensor unit for determining a relative movement of the vehicle in relation to at least one feature in the vehicle surroundings and a second sensor unit for detecting radar data of the vehicle surroundings. The system also includes a memory for storing a digital map, a localization unit, which is configured, for ascertaining a preliminary position indication, to localize the vehicle in the digital map based on the relative movement determined by the first sensor unit, and a position determination unit, which is configured to compare the radar data detected by the second sensor unit with the digital map while taking the preliminary position indication into account, and to determine a position of the vehicle based on the comparison.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2017
    Publication date: June 7, 2018
    Inventors: Carsten Hasberg, Christoph Schroeder, Danny Hiendriana, Oliver Pink, Philipp Rasp
  • Patent number: 9971349
    Abstract: A method for monitoring a system of a vehicle which provides an at least partially automated driving function, including the following steps: checking a setpoint driving state of the vehicle, predefined by the system, for plausibility, controlling the vehicle as a function of the predefined setpoint driving state in order to reach the predefined setpoint driving state when a result of the check is that the predefined setpoint driving state is plausible, or controlling the vehicle as a function of an emergency setpoint driving state in order to reach the emergency setpoint driving state when a result of the check is that the predefined setpoint driving state is implausible. Moreover, a corresponding device, a corresponding monitoring system, and a corresponding computer program are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
    Inventors: Oliver Pink, Karsten Muehlmann, Armin Ruehle, Michael Helmle, Christoph Schroeder, Rainer Baumgaertner, Jeannine Schwarzkopf, Florian Hauler
  • Patent number: 9911250
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a sensor arrangement for a vehicle having at least one rotation-speed detection apparatus, which continuously detects a state variable and outputs said state variable to an evaluation and control unit which receives and evaluates signals which are output by a rotation-speed detection apparatus, wherein the evaluation and control unit carries out a first evaluation process with the detected state variable and ascertains a rotation speed of at least one vehicle wheel, the rim of said vehicle wheel being fastened to a corresponding wheel hub by means of wheel fastening means. According to the disclosure, the evaluation and control unit carries out a second evaluation process and identifies and monitors, on the basis of the continuously detected state variable, mechanical play between the vehicle wheel and the corresponding wheel hub in order to detect detached wheel fastening means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Siegbert Steinlechner, Jan Scheuing, Christoph Schroeder
  • Publication number: 20180050694
    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: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2016
    Publication date: February 22, 2018
    Inventors: Christoph Schroeder, Oliver Pink, Stefan Nordbruch
  • Publication number: 20180011497
    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: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2016
    Publication date: January 11, 2018
    Inventors: Christoph Schroeder, Oliver Pink, Stefan Nordbruch, Svetlana Rau, Ulf Wilhelm
  • Publication number: 20170291560
    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: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2015
    Publication date: October 12, 2017
    Inventors: Christoph Schroeder, Oliver Pink, Stefan Nordbruch
  • Publication number: 20170269600
    Abstract: A method for monitoring a system of a vehicle which provides an at least partially automated driving function, including the following steps: checking setpoint driving state of the vehicle, predefined by the system, for plausibility, controlling the vehicle as a function of the predefined setpoint driving state in order to reach the predefined setpoint driving state when a result of the check is that the predefined setpoint driving state is plausible, or controlling the vehicle as a function of an emergency setpoint driving state in order to reach the emergency setpoint driving state when a result of the check is that the predefined setpoint driving state is implausible. Moreover, a corresponding device, a corresponding monitoring system, and a corresponding computer program are described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2015
    Publication date: September 21, 2017
    Inventors: Oliver Pink, Karsten Muehlmann, Armin Ruehle, Michael Helmle, Christoph Schroeder, Rainer Baumgaertner, Jeannine Schwarzkopf, Florian Hauler
  • Publication number: 20170169628
    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: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2016
    Publication date: June 15, 2017
    Inventors: Christoph SCHROEDER, Oliver PINK, Stefan NORDBRUCH, Ulf WILHELM
  • Publication number: 20170168062
    Abstract: The present invention pertains to the field of cancer diagnosis. Specifically, it relates to a method for diagnosing pancreas cancer in a subject comprising the steps of determining in a sample of a subject suspected to suffer from pancreas cancer the amount of at least one biomarker selected from the biomarkers shown in Table 1 and comparing the said amount of the at least one biomarker with a reference, whereby pancreas cancer is to be diagnosed. The present invention also contemplates a method for identifying whether a subject is in need of a pancreas cancer therapy comprising the steps of the aforementioned methods and the further step of identifying a subject in need of a pancreas cancer therapy if said subject is to be diagnosed to suffer from pancreas cancer. Contemplated are, furthermore, diagnostic devices and kits for carrying out said methods.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2016
    Publication date: June 15, 2017
    Applicants: Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum, Queen Mary University of London
    Inventors: Christoph SCHRÖDER, Jörg HOHEISEL, Tatjana CRNOGORAC-JURCEVIC
  • Patent number: 9678075
    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: June 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignees: Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum, Institut Curie
    Inventors: Christoph Schröder, Harish Srinivasan, Jörg Hoheisel, François Radvanyi
  • Publication number: 20170158205
    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: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2016
    Publication date: June 8, 2017
    Inventors: Oliver Pink, Christoph Schroeder, Stefan Nordbruch
  • Publication number: 20170162056
    Abstract: A method for a vehicle equipped with a surroundings sensor system for generating an evaluation signal representing the trafficability of at least one route section to be traveled by the vehicle, the evaluation signal being ascertained as a function of surroundings data which are gathered with the aid of the surroundings sensor system, the evaluation signal being further ascertained as a function of at least one piece of surroundings information from an elevation map representing the topology of the at least one route section and/or at least one movement value of the vehicle representing a pitch and/or roll angle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2016
    Publication date: June 8, 2017
    Inventors: Achim Feyerabend, Alexander Thompson, Christoph Schroeder, Dominik Maucher, Oliver Pink
  • Publication number: 20170115661
    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: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2015
    Publication date: April 27, 2017
    Inventors: Oliver Pink, Karsten Muehlmann, Armin Ruehle, Michael Helmie, Christoph Schroeder, Rainer Baumgaertner, Jeannine Schwarzkopf, Florian Hauler
  • Publication number: 20170025019
    Abstract: A sensor system for a vehicle for recognizing adjacent vehicles, situated in an adjacent lane, with protruding or exposed objects, is described which includes a first lateral LIDAR sensor. The first lateral LIDAR sensor is tilted about a first transverse axis with respect to the horizontal, so that the first detection range, with its front portion in the travel direction, detects a first upper spatial area laterally ahead of the vehicle, at a height above the installed position of the first lateral LIDAR sensor. The second lateral LIDAR sensor is tilted opposite to the tilt direction of the first LIDAR sensor about a second transverse axis with respect to the horizontal, so that the second detection range, with its rear portion in the travel direction, detects a second upper spatial area laterally behind the vehicle, at a height above the installed position of the second LIDAR sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2016
    Publication date: January 26, 2017
    Inventors: Oliver Pink, Axel Buettner, Dominik Maucher, Achim Feyerabend, Christoph Schroeder
  • Publication number: 20170023678
    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: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2016
    Publication date: January 26, 2017
    Inventors: Oliver Pink, Axel Buettner, Dominik Maucher, Achim Feyerabend, Christoph Schroeder
  • Patent number: 9551035
    Abstract: The present invention pertains to the field of cancer diagnosis. Specifically, it relates to a method for diagnosing pancreas cancer in a subject comprising the steps of determining in a sample of a subject suspected to suffer from pancreas cancer the amount of at least one biomarker selected from the biomarkers shown in Table 1 and comparing the said amount of the at least one biomarker with a reference, whereby pancreas cancer is to be diagnosed. The present invention also contemplates a method for identifying whether a subject is in need of a pancreas cancer therapy comprising the steps of the aforementioned methods and the further step of identifying a subject in need of a pancreas cancer therapy if said subject is to be diagnosed to suffer from pancreas cancer. Contemplated are, furthermore, diagnostic devices and kits for carrying out said methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Assignees: DEUTSCHES KREBSFORSCHUNGSZENTRUM, QUEEN MARY UNIVERSITY OF LONDON
    Inventors: Christoph Schröder, Jörg Hoheisel, Tatjana Crnogorac-Jurcevic
  • Patent number: 9440651
    Abstract: A method for monitoring a setpoint trajectory of a vehicle, including the following: recording the surroundings of the vehicle, ascertaining a clearance based on the recorded surroundings and checking the setpoint trajectory for freedom from collision, based on the clearance, in order to ascertain whether traveling on the setpoint trajectory would result in a collision or not. Also described is a device for monitoring a setpoint trajectory of a vehicle and a related computer program.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
    Inventors: Christoph Schroeder, Florian Hauler, Oliver Pink