Patents by Inventor Meike Fehse

Meike Fehse 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: 9910149
    Abstract: A method for mapping surroundings of a vehicle, objects in the surroundings of the vehicle being detected with the aid of sensors and particular detected objects being described by two coordinate points and also by a position fuzziness assigned to the particular coordinate point, the coordinate points and the position fuzziness values being stored in an interface in the form of data which may be accessed by driver assistance systems of the vehicle. A method is also described for ascertaining the collision probability of a vehicle with an object, in which the surroundings of the vehicle are initially mapped using the method for mapping the surroundings of a vehicle, a travel path to be traveled by the vehicle is ascertained in a subsequent step, and the degree of overlap between the object and the travel path and also the collision probability are finally determined, taking the position fuzziness into account.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
    Inventors: Christian Pampus, Dirk Schmid, Michael Scherl, Werner Urban, Meike Fehse, Uwe Zimmermann, Michael Schoenherr
  • Patent number: 9269270
    Abstract: A method and device for supporting a driver of a motor vehicle during a driving maneuver during which longitudinal guidance and/or lateral guidance is/are performed in an automated manner. A trajectory for performing the driving maneuver being determined and the vehicle being guided with automatic control along the trajectory, while the surroundings of the vehicle is being monitored during the driving maneuver. If the driver intervenes in the steering while lateral guidance is being performed or if the driver operates the accelerator while longitudinal guidance is being performed or if the driver intervenes in the steering or operates the accelerator while longitudinal guidance and lateral guidance are being performed, the control of the vehicle is returned to the driver. In the case of an imminent endangerment to the surroundings, control is not transferred to the driver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Assignee: ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
    Inventors: Meike Fehse, Marcus Schneider, Jochen Staack
  • Patent number: 8903616
    Abstract: A method is provided for increasing the safety of a vehicle, a region about the vehicle being scanned and a distance between at least one location on the vehicle and a physical limit of this region is measured in at least one direction. Subsequently, it is checked whether the distance exceeds a specifiable threshold value and finally, a warning signal is output and/or the vehicle is braked, if the result of the checking is positive. Moreover, a central processing unit for a corresponding driver assistance system and a driver assistance system are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventor: Meike Fehse
  • Patent number: 8487782
    Abstract: A method for detecting objects having a low height, using a system for obstacle detection in vehicles, the system for obstacle detection including distance sensors for ascertaining the distance from objects and an arrangement for evaluation. The method includes performing the following: (a) continually recording the distance from an object using the distance sensors or recording the distance from an object at specified intervals, (b) checking whether the object continues to be recorded by the distance sensors when approaching the vehicle, in response to falling below a specified distance, or whether it vanishes from the detection range of the distance sensors, (c) detecting the object, which vanishes from the detection range of the distance sensors, as being an object of low height. Also described is a method for supporting a driver during a driving maneuver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Christian Pampus, Werner Urban, Meike Fehse, Bjoern Herder, Marco Knoblauch, Soenke Seifarth
  • Publication number: 20130124042
    Abstract: The present system relates to driver-assistance systems providing a parking-assistance functionality, in which a vehicle brake system is actively controlled. Among other components, the parking assistance system includes a parking device for implementing a parking operation along a calculated parking trajectory, and an output device for outputting distance information about detected objects to a man-machine interface. The parking device is configured to brake only for the at least one parking-space-delimiting object (PLBO) detected prior to the parking operation, but not for a non-parking-space-delimiting object (non-PLBO) detected in the course of the parking operation. The output device is configured to output to the MMI only distance information about the non-PLBO, but no distance information about the PLBO during the parking operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2011
    Publication date: May 16, 2013
    Inventors: Florian Raisch, Meike Fehse
  • Publication number: 20120303258
    Abstract: A method for mapping surroundings of a vehicle, objects in the surroundings of the vehicle being detected with the aid of sensors and particular detected objects being described by two coordinate points and also by a position fuzziness assigned to the particular coordinate point, the coordinate points and the position fuzziness values being stored in an interface in the form of data which may be accessed by driver assistance systems of the vehicle. A method is also described for ascertaining the collision probability of a vehicle with an object, in which the surroundings of the vehicle are initially mapped using the method for mapping the surroundings of a vehicle, a travel path to be traveled by the vehicle is ascertained in a subsequent step, and the degree of overlap between the object and the travel path and also the collision probability are finally determined, taking the position fuzziness into account.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2010
    Publication date: November 29, 2012
    Inventors: Christian Pampus, Dirk Schmid, Michael Scherl, Werner Urban, Meike Fehse, Uwe Zimmermann, Michael Schoenherr
  • Publication number: 20120191284
    Abstract: In a method for pulling a vehicle out of a parking space with assistance by a parking-assistance device, at least one pulling-out movement is performed by intervention in a steering system of the vehicle. A warning is output to a driver of the vehicle when the driver of the vehicle fails to take over the guidance of the vehicle after the assistance by the parking-assistance device in pulling out of the parking space has ended.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2010
    Publication date: July 26, 2012
    Inventors: Meike Fehse, Marcus Schneider, Thomas Scheuerle
  • Publication number: 20120191315
    Abstract: A method is provided for increasing the safety of a vehicle, a region about the vehicle being scanned and a distance between at least one location on the vehicle and a physical limit of this region is measured in at least one direction. Subsequently, it is checked whether the distance exceeds a specifiable threshold value and finally, a warning signal is output and/or the vehicle is braked, if the result of the checking is positive. Moreover, a central processing unit for a corresponding driver assistance system and a driver assistance system are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2010
    Publication date: July 26, 2012
    Inventor: Meike Fehse
  • Publication number: 20120089294
    Abstract: A method and device for supporting a driver of a motor vehicle during a driving maneuver during which longitudinal guidance and/or lateral guidance is/are performed in an automated manner. A trajectory for performing the driving maneuver being determined and the vehicle being guided with automatic control along the trajectory, while the surroundings of the vehicle is being monitored during the driving maneuver. If the driver intervenes in the steering while lateral guidance is being performed or if the driver operates the accelerator while longitudinal guidance is being performed or if the driver intervenes in the steering or operates the accelerator while longitudinal guidance and lateral guidance are being performed, the control of the vehicle is returned to the driver. In the case of an imminent endangerment to the surroundings, control is not transferred to the driver.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2011
    Publication date: April 12, 2012
    Inventors: Meike FEHSE, Marcus SCHNEIDER, Jochen STAACK
  • Publication number: 20110121994
    Abstract: A method for detecting objects having a low height, using a system for obstacle detection in vehicles, the system for obstacle detection including distance sensors for ascertaining the distance from objects and an arrangement for evaluation. The method includes performing the following: (a) continually recording the distance from an object using the distance sensors or recording the distance from an object at specified intervals, (b) checking whether the object continues to be recorded by the distance sensors when approaching the vehicle, in response to falling below a specified distance, or whether it vanishes from the detection range of the distance sensors, (c) detecting the object, which vanishes from the detection range of the distance sensors, as being an object of low height. Also described is a method for supporting a driver during a driving maneuver.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2010
    Publication date: May 26, 2011
    Inventors: Christian Pampus, Werner Urban, Meike Fehse, Bjoern Herder, Marco Knoblauch, Soenke Seifarth
  • Patent number: 6532193
    Abstract: In an ultrasonic sensor, including a housing having a plug connector, an ultrasonic converter, and a circuit board, the housing is divided into a support and a hood enclosing the support. The support carries the circuit board, the plug connector, and the ultrasonic converter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2000
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2003
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Meike Fehse, Martin Noll, Peter Rapps, Waldemar Ernst
  • Patent number: 6465935
    Abstract: An ultrasonic transducer having a pot-like casing has an outer bottom face which is designed in part as a vibrating diaphragm. A stabilizing ring is arranged on the outside of the wall of the pot-like casing, imparting a greater rigidity to the casing and limiting the ultrasonic vibration essentially to the bottom of the pot as a vibrating diaphragm. The propagation and reception beams of the ultrasonic waves can be shaped further by an additional arrangement of a sound directing device in the area of the vibrating diaphragm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 1999
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2002
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Dietmar Wannke, Dieter Karr, Meike Fehse, Martin Noll, Peter Rapps, Waldemar Ernst, Dirk Schmid
  • Patent number: 6374676
    Abstract: An ultrasonic transducer has a pot-like housing with an annular wall and with a bottom surface serving as diaphragm. A piezo-element which is connected with connection lines is arranged at the inner side of the bottom surface. The edge remote of the bottom surface is surrounded by a decoupling ring which is formed as a holder for the connection lines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2002
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Herbert Arnold, Dieter Karr, Meike Fehse, Peter Rapps, Waldemar Ernst
  • Patent number: 6318774
    Abstract: An arrangement having a module for installation in a bumper of a motor vehicle and having a retaining part for attaching the module to the bumper. The retaining part, in this context, is fixedly attached on the interior side of the bumper blade, so that the module can be inserted from the interior side. Provision is made in the bumper for a corresponding bore, through which the head piece of the module can be plugged in until the surface is roughly flush with the exterior surface of the bumper. As the module, an ultrasonic sensor is preferably proposed, which can be used for measuring distance in a motor vehicle. Since only the head piece of the module is visible from the outside but not its attachment parts, the resulting appearance is particularly advantageous since it is not disruptive from a design point of view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2000
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2001
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Dieter Karr, Meike Fehse, Martin Noll, Peter Rapps, Waldemar Ernst