Patents by Inventor Goetz Braeuchle

Goetz Braeuchle 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: 20200298869
    Abstract: A method for producing a control system, in particular a driver assistance system, of a motor vehicle. The method includes the following steps: providing a first control unit, setting vehicle-specific operating parameters for the motor vehicle in the first control unit for its encoding, providing a second control unit and connecting in terms of signaling the second control unit to the first control unit, transmitting the encoding of the first control unit to the second control unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2018
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Inventors: Goetz Braeuchle, Thorsten Maucher
  • Patent number: 8718919
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus for lane recognition for a vehicle that is equipped with an adaptive distance and speed control system are provided, the adaptive distance and speed controller having conveyed to it, using an object detection system, the relative speed of detected objects, a variable for determining the lateral offset of the detected objects with respect to the longitudinal vehicle axis, and the speed of the host vehicle. From the relative speed of the objects and the host-vehicle speed, a determination is made as to whether an object is oncoming, stationary, or moving in the same direction as the host vehicle. In combination with the calculated lateral offset of the detected object with respect to the longitudinal vehicle axis, the number of lanes present and the lane currently being traveled in by the host vehicle are determined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Thilo Leineweber, Werner Urban, Ruediger-Walter Henn, Goetz Braeuchle, Martin Heinebrodt
  • Patent number: 8036803
    Abstract: Adaptive cruise control (ACC) system for motor vehicles is provided, the ACC system having a sensor system for acquiring data concerning a target object and the own (host) vehicle, an actuator system for controlling the longitudinal movement of the vehicle, and a controller that intervenes in the actuator system within certain intervention limits in order to maintain a defined, controlled target distance from the target object, and an output device for issuing a take-over request to the driver if the controlled target distance cannot be maintained. The ACC system further includes a prediction system for predicting a conflict situation in which the controlled target distance cannot be maintained, in which case the take-over request is initiated before the conflict situation actually occurs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2011
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Harald Michi, Goetz Braeuchle, Holger Hofmann
  • Publication number: 20110106364
    Abstract: A device for speed control and distance control in motor vehicles is provided, the device having a location system for locating objects in the near field of the vehicle, a controller and a selecting device for selecting a located object as the target object for the distance control, and the device also having a slow-travel function that is usable only below a limit speed, in which the selecting device classifies a broadened class of objects as possible obstacles. The device for speed control and distance control also includes a detecting device for detecting a sequential traffic operation, in which a preceding vehicle is followed as target object, and a determining device for determining the limit speed as a function of the operating state detected by the detecting device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2004
    Publication date: May 5, 2011
    Inventors: Goetz Braeuchle, Hermann Winner
  • Publication number: 20110040468
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus for lane recognition for a vehicle that is equipped with an adaptive distance and speed control system are provided, the adaptive distance and speed controller having conveyed to it, using an object detection system, the relative speed of detected objects, a variable for determining the lateral offset of the detected objects with respect to the longitudinal vehicle axis, and the speed of the host vehicle. From the relative speed of the objects and the host-vehicle speed, a determination is made as to whether an object is oncoming, stationary, or moving in the same direction as the host vehicle. In combination with the calculated lateral offset of the detected object with respect to the longitudinal vehicle axis, the number of lanes present and the lane currently being traveled in by the host vehicle are determined.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2010
    Publication date: February 17, 2011
    Inventors: Thilo LEINEWEBER, Werber Urban, Ruediger-Walter Henn, Goetz Braeuchle, Martin Heinebrodt
  • Patent number: 7840354
    Abstract: A method and a device for automatic triggering of deceleration of a vehicle for preventing a collision, which is accomplished by the fact that a variable, which represents a probability of collision with another vehicle, must exceed a predefinable threshold value, and the threshold value is variable as a function of the driver's response, the current driving situation, or the ambient situation. To determine the change in the threshold value, signals from a steering angle sensor, a brake pedal sensor, an accelerator pedal sensor, a device for determining the speed of the vehicle, a device for determining the uphill or downhill slope of the road, a device for determining the vehicle yaw rate, a device for determining the vehicle float angle or a device for detecting stationary and moving objects in the vicinity of the vehicle, in particular in the area in front of the vehicle, are analyzed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2010
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Michael Knoop, Goetz Braeuchle, Hermann Winner, Michael Weilkes, Martin Heinebrodt, Werner Uhler, Joachim Thiele, Martin Staempfle, Fred Oechsle, Ulf Wilhelm
  • Patent number: 7765066
    Abstract: Method for lane keeping support in motor vehicles, in which a setpoint value for the lateral position of the vehicle is determined, the actual position of the vehicle in relation to the boundaries of the lane in which the host vehicle is traveling is detected by a sensor device and an output signal for the lane keeping support is calculated by a setpoint-actual comparison, wherein objects are tracked in at least one neighboring lane and a setpoint value for the lateral position is varied as a function of tracking data of these objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2010
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Goetz Braeuchle, Martin Heinebrodt
  • Patent number: 7729841
    Abstract: In a method and a device for predicting movement trajectories of a vehicle to prevent or reduce the consequences of an imminent collision, in which for predicting the movement trajectories, only those trajectories are considered for which, because of a combination of steering intervention and braking intervention, the forces occurring at the wheels of the vehicle are within the range corresponding to the maximum force transferable from the wheel to the road. Particularly for systems which provide an automatic braking and/or steering intervention for avoiding a collision or reducing the severity of a crash with another object, an automatic braking and/or steering intervention is carried out as a function of the pre-calculated movement trajectories.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2010
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Michael Knoop, Goetz Braeuchle, Hermann Winner, Michael Weilkes, Martin Heinebrodt, Werner Uhler, Wolfgang Hermsen, Joachim Thiele, Martin Staempfle, Fred Oechsle, Ulf Wilhelm
  • Patent number: 7672769
    Abstract: A device for longitudinal guidance of a motor vehicle, including a driver assistance system which outputs a brake request signal to a brake control unit. The driver assistance system is designed to output a brake request signal in the form of a distance signal which specifies the distance to be traveled by the vehicle within which the vehicle is to reach a predefinable target velocity. The brake control unit has a conversion unit for converting the distance signal into a brake operation signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2010
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Goetz Braeuchle, Hermann Winner
  • Patent number: 7460945
    Abstract: In a method and a device for regulating the speed of a vehicle including an object detection system in the sense of an adaptive distance and speed control system, the adaptive distance and speed control system includes at least two operating modes. In the first operating mode, a vehicle speed between standstill and a limiting speed is set, and in the second operating mode, a vehicle speed between a limiting speed and a maximally regulable speed is set. In the first operating mode, in the absence of a speed-limiting object, the vehicle speed is increased beyond the limiting speed and thereafter is set to the limiting speed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2008
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Juergen Boecker, Hermann Winner, Goetz Braeuchle
  • Publication number: 20070282513
    Abstract: Adaptive cruise control (ACC) system for motor vehicles is provided, the ACC system having a sensor system for acquiring data concerning a target object and the own (host) vehicle, an actuator system for controlling the longitudinal movement of the vehicle, and a controller that intervenes in the actuator system within certain intervention limits in order to maintain a defined, controlled target distance from the target object, and an output device for issuing a take-over request to the driver if the controlled target distance cannot be maintained. The ACC system further includes a prediction system for predicting a conflict situation in which the controlled target distance cannot be maintained, in which case the take-over request is initiated before the conflict situation actually occurs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2004
    Publication date: December 6, 2007
    Inventors: Harald Michi, Goetz Braeuchle, Holger Hofmann
  • Patent number: 7295147
    Abstract: A sensor system on motor vehicles for locating objects in front of the vehicle, wherein at least two sensors, each having a locating depth of at least 50 m, are arranged in such a way on both sides of longitudinal center axis of the vehicle that their locating angular ranges together cover the entire vehicle width as of a first distance d1, and overlap each other as of a second distance d2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2007
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Juergen Boecker, Goetz Braeuchle
  • Publication number: 20070215401
    Abstract: In a cruise control system for motor vehicles having a stop-and-go function for automatically keeping the vehicle stopped and a shutoff function for automatically shutting off the cruise control system when the brake pedal is being operated, the shutoff function is not operational if predefined conditions are met, including the condition that the velocity is not greater than a predefined shutoff velocity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2004
    Publication date: September 20, 2007
    Inventors: Goetz Braeuchle, Andre Kroehnert
  • Patent number: 7265510
    Abstract: The invention is directed to a method and an arrangement for signalizing the controlled deactivation of an assistance system during operation of motor vehicles (10) which are steerable by a steering manipulation device (36). The method is characterized in that the signalization takes place via a touch-sensitive signal generated in a controlled manner in the steering manipulation means (36). For this purpose, the arrangement includes actuating means (38, 78) which impresses a touch-sensitive signal on the steering manipulation device (36) with the signal being generated in a controlled manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2007
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Goetz Braeuchle, Martin Heinebrodt
  • Publication number: 20070192009
    Abstract: A device for longitudinal guidance of a motor vehicle, including a driver assistance system which outputs a brake request signal to a brake control unit. The driver assistance system is designed to output a brake request signal in the form of a distance signal which specifies the distance to be traveled by the vehicle within which the vehicle is to reach a predefinable target velocity. The brake control unit has a conversion unit for converting the distance signal into a brake operation signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2004
    Publication date: August 16, 2007
    Inventors: Goetz Braeuchle, Hermann Winner
  • Publication number: 20070158125
    Abstract: A driver assistance system for motor vehicles, having at least one assistance function that is to be used only under particular preconditions, characterized by an acquisition device for acquiring data concerning the locality in which the vehicle is traveling, and by a blocking device for blocking the assistance function if the acquired data indicate that the preconditions for the use of the assistance function are not met.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2004
    Publication date: July 12, 2007
    Inventors: Goetz Braeuchle, Carsten Schroeder, Peter Petschnigg
  • Publication number: 20070142994
    Abstract: A cruise controller having a stop-and-go function for motor vehicles, including a control element for activating the cruise controller, and an activation lock which prevents activation when the brake pedal is operated. The activation lock is ineffective when predefined conditions—including the condition that the speed is not greater than a specific activation speed—are met.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2004
    Publication date: June 21, 2007
    Inventors: Juergen Boecker, Goetz Braeuchle
  • Patent number: 7233848
    Abstract: Lane changing assistant for motor vehicles, controlling an automatic changing of the vehicle to a neighboring lane in response to a command by the driver as part of a lane keeping system of the motor vehicle and having an operating element that is movable in opposite directions out of a neutral position, wherein a sensor is assigned to the operating element for each adjustment direction and the sensor supplies a multi-valued output signal which corresponds to the operation of the operating element and determines the dynamics of the lane changing procedure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2007
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Goetz Braeuchle, Juergen Boecker
  • Patent number: 7227454
    Abstract: To provide a device associated with at least one means of transport, in particular at least one motor vehicle, for the detection, in particular intuitive detection, of the operating and/or system states of at least one assistance/support system for the lateral guidance of the means of transport, in which the acceptance of the assistance/support system is increased, for example in such a way that the response of the system may be readily assessed at any time by the driver of the means of transport, at least one display element is provided for displaying the particular operating and/or system state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2007
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Goetz Braeuchle, Martin Heinebrodt, Juergen Boecker
  • Patent number: 7109862
    Abstract: A method and a device are described for detecting the contact between hands and a steering wheel, which assures that the driver of a vehicle has his hands on the steering wheel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2006
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Goetz Braeuchle, Martin Heinebrodt, Juergen Boecker