Patents by Inventor Kevin Buckner

Kevin Buckner 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: 10217364
    Abstract: A lane assistance system of a host vehicle for reacting to fast and extremely fast approaching vehicles includes a rear radar sensing unit having a sensor and an electronic controller. The electronic controller determines the distance and relative velocity of the fast approaching vehicle to the host vehicle. Further, depending on the closeness of the approaching vehicle, the lane of the approaching vehicle is determined from angular resolution of the radar signal. When the vehicle is approaching at an extremely fast rate and the angular resolution of the radar signal is not capable of determining an exact relative lane of the approaching vehicle due to the vehicle being too far away, the assistance system warns against or prevents lane changes by the host vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Oliver Schwindt, Kevin Buckner, Bhavana Chakraborty, Raphael Hellinger, Thomas Voorheis
  • Publication number: 20180025645
    Abstract: A lane assistance system of a host vehicle for reacting to fast and extremely fast approaching vehicles includes a rear radar sensing unit having a sensor and an electronic controller. The electronic controller determines the distance and relative velocity of the fast approaching vehicle to the host vehicle. Further, depending on the closeness of the approaching vehicle, the lane of the approaching vehicle is determined from angular resolution of the radar signal. When the vehicle is approaching at an extremely fast rate and the angular resolution of the radar signal is not capable of determining an exact relative lane of the approaching vehicle due to the vehicle being too far away, the assistance system warns against or prevents lane changes by the host vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2015
    Publication date: January 25, 2018
    Inventors: Oliver SCHWINDT, Kevin BUCKNER, Bhavana CHAKRABORTY, Raphael HELLINGER, Thomas VOORHEIS
  • Patent number: 9552732
    Abstract: A driver assistance system senses and provides an indication of an approaching vehicle located sidewardly and rearwardly within an immediately adjacent driving lane to a host vehicle. The system includes left and right rear sensor units proximate rear corners of the host vehicle. The rear sensor units sense vehicles on respective sides and rearwardly of the host vehicle. When either rear sensor unit detects an approaching vehicle within the adjacent lane on the opposite side of the host vehicle therefrom, the rear sensor unit provides an opposite-lane warning signal to the other rear sensor unit. The system includes providing host vehicle driving path information to the rear sensor units for determining the path of the adjacent lanes adjacent to and rearward of the host vehicle. The path information accounts for curves in a roadway. Further, the rear sensor units detect the speed of a closing vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Oliver Schwindt, Bhavana Chakraborty, Kevin Buckner, James Kim
  • Publication number: 20160320480
    Abstract: Detection systems for detecting adjacent vehicles and objects around a vehicle including two faces and configured to be secured to a corner of a vehicle. A first antenna face associated with a first antenna is supported by a housing. A second antenna face associated with a second antenna is supported by the housing. An external side of the second antenna face is positioned at a reflex angle with respect to an external side of the first antenna face. The first antenna and the second antenna can be controlled by an electronic control unit that transmits adjacent vehicle and object information detected by the first antenna and the second antenna to other control systems in the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2015
    Publication date: November 3, 2016
    Inventors: Oliver Schwindt, Kevin Buckner
  • Patent number: 9415776
    Abstract: A lane departure monitoring system uses a forward sensor to determine a lane position of a host vehicle and to detect oncoming vehicles. Rear side sensors monitor the side blind-spots of the host vehicle as well as vehicles in the adjacent lanes that are approaching from the rear. A control system combines the information provided by these sensors and runs integrated programs to carry out a method for providing lane keeping assist and lane departure warnings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Oliver Schwindt, James Kim, Bhavana Chakraborty, Kevin Buckner, Brad Ignaczak
  • Publication number: 20160223649
    Abstract: Systems and methods for detecting vertical misalignment of a radar sensor mounted on a vehicle. One system includes a controller. The controller is configured to receive, from the radar sensor, a plurality of reflected radar signals from a target as one of the vehicle and the target moves and determine a plurality of data points, each of the plurality of data points corresponding to one of the plurality of reflected radar signals. The controller is also configured to determine a curve based on the plurality of data points, and determine a vertical alignment angle of the radar sensor by matching the curve to one of a plurality of pre-recorded curves and setting the vertical alignment angle of the radar sensor to an angle associated with the one of the plurality of pre-recorded curves.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2015
    Publication date: August 4, 2016
    Inventors: Oliver Schwindt, Kevin Buckner, Bhavana Chakraborty
  • Publication number: 20150287324
    Abstract: A driver assistance system senses and provides an indication of an approaching vehicle located sidewardly and rearwardly within an immediately adjacent driving lane to a host vehicle. The system includes left and right rear sensor units proximate rear corners of the host vehicle. The rear sensor units sense vehicles on respective sides and rearwardly of the host vehicle. When either rear sensor unit detects an approaching vehicle within the adjacent lane on the opposite side of the host vehicle therefrom, the rear sensor unit provides an opposite-lane warning signal to the other rear sensor unit. The system includes providing host vehicle driving path information to the rear sensor units for determining the path of the adjacent lanes adjacent to and rearward of the host vehicle. The path information accounts for curves in a roadway. Further, the rear sensor units detect the speed of a closing vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2014
    Publication date: October 8, 2015
    Inventors: Oliver Schwindt, Bhavana Chakraborty, Kevin Buckner, James Kim
  • Publication number: 20150183430
    Abstract: A lane departure monitoring system uses a forward sensor to determine a lane position of a host vehicle and to detect oncoming vehicles. Rear side sensors monitor the side blind-spots of the host vehicle as well as vehicles in the adjacent lanes that are approaching from the rear. A control system combines the information provided by these sensors and runs integrated programs to carry out a method for providing lane keeping assist and lane departure warnings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2014
    Publication date: July 2, 2015
    Inventors: Oliver Schwindt, James Kim, Bhavana Chakraborty, Kevin Buckner, Brad Ignaczak