Patents by Inventor Horst Wagner

Horst Wagner 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: 20220365180
    Abstract: A lidar system includes a light emitter and an array of pixels. Each pixel includes at least one photodetector. A controller is configured to actuate the light emitter to output shots of light and provide a bias voltage to the pixels. The controller updates time-resolved histograms for the shots based on detected light. The controller identifies that the counts in one of the bins of the histogram for one pixel exceed a predetermined level and, for subsequent shots, reduce the sensitivity of that pixel during the time range associated with the one bin of the histogram for that pixel to be lower than the sensitivity of that pixel at other time ranges. This provides a different detection sensitivity on a pixel-by-pixel basis for increased resolution for near objects and increased probability of detection of far objects.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2021
    Publication date: November 17, 2022
    Applicant: Continental Automotive Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Horst Wagner
  • Patent number: 11419984
    Abstract: A reservoir for a liquid medicament is described. The reservoir includes a first boundary portion and a second boundary portion forming a cavity to receive the medicament. The first boundary portion is substantially opaque and flexible. The second boundary portion is substantially transparent and rigid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GMBH
    Inventors: Michael Schabbach, Daniel Wagner, Daniel Auernhammer, Pierre-Alain Weiss, Klaus Schepers, Horst Mischo
  • Publication number: 20220205223
    Abstract: A method calculates an excavation volume that was excavated by a construction machine using a tool. A motion trajectory of the tool over time is determined using one or more of the following sensors: inertial measurement unit, angle sensors, and linear sensors. At least part of the motion trajectory is classified based on machine load data as an excavation trajectory during which excavation occurs. The excavation volume is calculated using the excavation trajectory and dimensions of the tool.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2020
    Publication date: June 30, 2022
    Inventors: Christian Krause, Markus Schleyer, Boris Buchtala, Steffen Rose, Kai Liu, Horst Wagner, Erik Hass, Bilge Manga
  • Publication number: 20220195705
    Abstract: A method is for putting down a tool of a construction machine. A position and an orientation of the tool relative to the construction machine or to a direction of Earth's gravity is determined by one or more of the following sensors including: an inertial measuring unit, an angle sensor, a linear sensor, and/or by an algorithm for determining a kinematic chain of the construction machine. Moreover, an orientation of at least one part of the construction machine, which part touches the ground, and which orientation characterizes an orientation of the construction machine relative to the ground, is determined relative to Earth's gravity. Based on this determination, movement of the tool is controlled, in order to bring a lower face of the tool to the same level and in the same orientation as the at least one part touching the ground, for putting down the tool.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2020
    Publication date: June 23, 2022
    Inventors: Christian Krause, Kai Liu, Horst Wagner, Bilge Manga
  • Publication number: 20210396855
    Abstract: A Lidar system includes a light emitter and an array of photodetectors. The Lidar system includes a computer having a processor and a memory storing instructions executable by the processor to actuate the light emitter to output a series of shots. The instructions include instructions to provide a first bias voltage to the photodetectors for a first period of time after the light emitter emits a first subset of the series of shots. The instructions includes instructions to provide a second bias voltage to at least one of the photodetectors for a second period of time after the light emitter emits a second subset of the series of shots, the second bias voltage greater that the first bias voltage, the second subset of shots emitted after the first subset of the series of shots.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2020
    Publication date: December 23, 2021
    Applicant: Continental Automotive Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Horst Wagner, Min Ren
  • Publication number: 20210396846
    Abstract: A Lidar system includes a light emitter and a photodetector. The Lidar system includes a computer having a processor and a memory storing instructions executable by the processor to actuate the light emitter to output a series of shots. The instructions include instructions to provide a first bias voltage to the photodetector for a first period of time after the light emitter emits a first shot of a first subset of the series of shots. The instructions includes instructions to provide a second bias voltage to the photodetector for a second period of time after the light emitter emits a first shot of a second subset of the series of shots, the second bias voltage different than the first bias voltage, the second subset of shots emitted after the first subset of the series of shots.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2020
    Publication date: December 23, 2021
    Applicant: Continental Automotive Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Horst Wagner, Min Ren
  • Publication number: 20210286056
    Abstract: Receiver arrangement for a sensor device for recognizing the environment, comprising an optical element which fixes an illuminated region, an apparatus for detecting light, which is arranged in the illuminated region and captures the light of a light source for recognizing the environment, at least one photodiode for recognizing sensor blockages, which is arranged outside of the illuminated region, and a sensor blockage is recognized in that the photodiode captures light which has been scattered outside of the illuminated region by the sensor blockage, wherein an evaluation circuit is situated downstream of the photodiode, which evaluation circuit comprises a transimpedance amplifier.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2021
    Publication date: September 16, 2021
    Applicant: Continental Automotive GmbH
    Inventors: Niklas Zimmermann, Horst Wagner, Konrad Hirsch
  • Publication number: 20200018830
    Abstract: A light detection and ranging (“Lidar”) sensor unit having a light signal source, a two dimensional array of a plurality of light sensitive detectors converting impinging light into an electronic signal, a readout integrated circuit, and a processing unit. The readout integrated circuit including a plurality of memory units, each memory unit having an input connected to an output of one of said light sensitive detectors for receiving the electronic signal of the light sensitive detector. Each memory unit also including at least one array with I columns and J rows of analog memory cells, one column select line per column and one row select line per row. Each analog memory cell including an AND-gate with a first input being connected to the corresponding column select line and a second input being connected to the corresponding row select line to select the analog memory cell for write and read.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2019
    Publication date: January 16, 2020
    Applicants: Conti Temic microelectronic GmbH, Continental Automotive GmbH
    Inventors: Horst Wagner, Bernard J. Bojarski
  • Patent number: 10451182
    Abstract: A hydrostatic transmission for a traction drive includes a first hydraulic machine that is coupled to a drive machine and that has an adjustable displacement volume and a second hydraulic machine that is fluidically connected to the first hydraulic machine and that is coupled to a drive output of the traction drive. At the first hydraulic machine, a control pressure acts in the direction of an enlargement of its displacement volume and a working pressure of the second hydraulic machine acts in the opposite direction. The hydrostatic transmission further includes a control device that varies the control pressure to influence a torque of the second hydraulic machine. The control device stores a characteristic map by which a setpoint control pressure is determined as a function of a setpoint torque and a displacement volume of the second hydraulic machine so as to regulate the torque of the second hydraulic machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Peter Schmuttermair, Steffen Mutschler, Horst Wagner
  • Patent number: 10281036
    Abstract: A method is used to control a hydrostatic drive including a drive machine, a hydraulic pump coupled to the drive machine, and a hydraulic motor coupled to the hydraulic pump via a hydraulic working circuit. In the method, at least one of multiple manipulated variables of the hydrostatic drive is ascertained and set, in the course of a precontrol, from a specified setpoint value for at least one of the controlled variables, including a pressure in the hydraulic working circuit, a speed of the hydraulic pump, and an output variable of the hydrostatic drive. In the method, the remaining controlled variables and/or manipulated variables are automatically updated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventor: Horst Wagner
  • Publication number: 20160312888
    Abstract: A hydrostatic transmission for a traction drive includes a first hydraulic machine that is coupled to a drive machine and that has an adjustable displacement volume and a second hydraulic machine that is fluidically connected to the first hydraulic machine and that is coupled to a drive output of the traction drive. At the first hydraulic machine, a control pressure acts in the direction of an enlargement of its displacement volume and a working pressure of the second hydraulic machine acts in the opposite direction. The hydrostatic transmission further includes a control device that varies the control pressure to influence a torque of the second hydraulic machine. The control device stores a characteristic map by which a setpoint control pressure is determined as a function of a setpoint torque and a displacement volume of the second hydraulic machine so as to regulate the torque of the second hydraulic machine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2016
    Publication date: October 27, 2016
    Inventors: Peter Schmuttermair, Steffen Mutschler, Horst Wagner
  • Publication number: 20160169382
    Abstract: A method is used to control a hydrostatic drive including a drive machine, a hydraulic pump coupled to the drive machine, and a hydraulic motor coupled to the hydraulic pump via a hydraulic working circuit. In the method, at least one of multiple manipulated variables of the hydrostatic drive is ascertained and set, in the course of a precontrol, from a specified setpoint value for at least one of the controlled variables, including a pressure in the hydraulic working circuit, a speed of the hydraulic pump, and an output variable of the hydrostatic drive. In the method, the remaining controlled variables and/or manipulated variables are automatically updated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 23, 2015
    Publication date: June 16, 2016
    Inventor: Horst Wagner
  • Patent number: 9037299
    Abstract: A method for predefining an operating point of a drive machine of a drive system, including the drive machine and at least two loads which are driven by the drive machine is disclosed. The method includes the following steps: (i) identification of in each case one instantaneous load power demand of the at least two loads, (ii) determination of at least one partial request point of the drive machine for each identified load power demand in order to meet the respective load power demand, (iii) determination of at least one overall request point of the drive machine on the basis of the specific partial request points, (iv) determination of a cost variable of the drive machine for the at least one overall request point, and (v) selection of the operating point taking into account the cost variable and predefining of the operating point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Matthias Miller, Horst Wagner, Heinz Hense
  • Patent number: 8884796
    Abstract: A delta-sigma modulator (1) for converting a delta-sigma modulator input signal into a sequence of delta-sigma modulator output values comprising an actual delta-sigma modulator output value and at least one preceding delta-sigma modulator output value preceding the actual delta-sigma modulator output value is presented. At least one feedback signal modifier for modifying a at least one first feedback signal in dependence of the actual delta-sigma modulator output value and the at least one preceding delta-sigma modulator output value is provided. By means of the at least one first feedback signal modifier the signal quality of a subsequent final stage (7) can be improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Kathrein-Werke KG
    Inventors: Horst Wagner, Udo Karthaus
  • Patent number: 8739616
    Abstract: A method for diagnosing a sensor unit of an internal combustion engine, in which an output signal of the sensor unit is compared to a setpoint value which is specified independently from the output signal. The setpoint value relates to a periodic characteristic, and the variation over time of the value of the output signal of the sensor unit or a variable which is derived from the value variation over time is analyzed with regard to this periodic characteristic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Horst Wagner, Slobodanka Lux, Martin Hoerner
  • Patent number: 8673484
    Abstract: An electrochemical element has a housing having an inside surface, a first electrode resting adjacent an inside surface of the housing and defining a cavity, the first electrode including at least two individual segments adjacent one another in a 2-dimensional manner via first contact surfaces and rest via further contact surfaces adjacent the inside surface, a second electrode of opposite polarity arranged inside the cavity, a separator arranged between the first and second electrodes, and at least one connector arranged between the first contact surfaces which connects the segments electrically conductively and which is annular or ring-shaped and includes at least one strip-shaped projection formed on an outside portion thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: Varta Microbattery GmbH
    Inventors: Hans Jürgen Lindner, Claus Christian Fischer, Horst Wagner
  • Publication number: 20130099949
    Abstract: A delta-sigma modulator (1) for converting a delta-sigma modulator input signal into a sequence of delta-sigma modulator output values comprising an actual delta-sigma modulator output value and at least one preceding delta-sigma modulator output value preceding the actual delta-sigma modulator output value is presented. At least one feedback signal modifier for modifying a at least one first feedback signal in dependence of the actual delta-sigma modulator output value and the at least one preceding delta-sigma modulator output value is provided. By means of the at least one first feedback signal modifier the signal quality of a subsequent final stage (7) can be improved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2011
    Publication date: April 25, 2013
    Inventors: Horst Wagner, Udo Karthaus
  • Patent number: 8385468
    Abstract: An asynchronous delta-sigma modulator is proposed that comprises an input port, a filter, an envelope path, a phase path, an amplifier, and a feedback path that conveys the amplifier output signal to the filter. The envelope path extracts an envelope from the signal provided by the filter and issues an envelope signal. The phase path processes or processes a phase from the signal provided by the filter and issues a phase signal. The amplifier comprises input ports for the envelope signal and the phase signal. The amplifier issues an amplifier output signal based on said envelope signal and said phase signal. The feedback path conveys the amplifier output signal to the filter. The feedback signal contains both amplitude information and phase information. A corresponding method and computer-program products usable for production and operation of the delta-sigma modulator are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2013
    Assignee: Ubidyne, Inc.
    Inventors: Udo Karthaus, Horst Wagner
  • Patent number: 8245689
    Abstract: A method for monitoring a control loop or a regulating loop in a system, in particular in an engine system in a motor vehicle, is described. A characteristic value is ascertained from a preset value and a system variable of the regulating loop or the control loop during one or more state changes, and an error is detected as a function of the ascertained characteristic value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Horst Wagner, Daniel Kuhn, Stefan Michael, Wilhelm Blumendeller
  • Publication number: 20120164502
    Abstract: A galvanic element has a positive electrode, a negative electrode and a separator lying in between, wherein the separator consists at least partially of a polymer of which the melting and/or softening temperature is >200° C. A multi-layer separator for galvanic elements, in particular for lithium-ion batteries, includes at least one layer of the polymer with a melting and/or softening temperature >200° C.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2010
    Publication date: June 28, 2012
    Applicants: VOLKSWAGEN VARTA Microbattery Forschungsgesellschaft mbH & Co. KG, VARTA Microbattery GmbH
    Inventors: Konrad Holl, Markus Pompetzki, Markus Kohlberger, Alfons Joas, Kemal Akca, Horst Wagner, Peter Haug, Arno Perner