Patents by Inventor Robert Bosch

Robert Bosch 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: 10007463
    Abstract: A method for migrating a virtual machine disk (VM disk) from first physical storage to second physical storage while the virtual machine (VM) is running, the method comprising: (a) creating a first child VM disk to which writes are redirected from a first parent VM disk, the first parent VM disk being on the first physical storage; (b) copying the first parent VM disk to the second physical storage as a second parent VM disk; (c) re-parenting the first VM child disk to the second parent VM disk; and (d) consolidating the first child VM disk and the second parent VM disk.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: VMWARE, INC.
    Inventors: Osten Kit Colbert, Gregory Hutchins, Robert Bosch, Jairam Ranganathan, Joel Baxter
  • Publication number: 20180060333
    Abstract: A system and method for orienting the presentation of a virtual environment with respect to multiple users in a shared virtual space is provided. The multiple users may be physically present in different physical spaces. For each of the multiple users, the system may detect physical constraints associated with the respective physical space, and may determine a longest, unobstructed physical path in the physical space based on an orientation of the user in the physical space and the associated physical constraints. A presentation of the virtual environment to the multiple users in the shared virtual space may then be oriented with respect to each of the multiple users so as to maximize interaction amongst the multiple users in the shared virtual space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2017
    Publication date: March 1, 2018
    Inventors: Robert BOSCH, Ibrahim ELBOUCHIKHI
  • Publication number: 20170082567
    Abstract: A trenched base capacitive humidity sensor includes a plurality of trenches formed in a conductive layer, such as polysilicon or metal, on a substrate. The trenches are arranged parallel to the each other and partition the conductive layer into a plurality of trenched silicon electrodes. At least two trenched silicon electrodes are configured to form a capacitive humidity sensor. The trenches that define the trenched silicon electrodes can be filled partially (e.g., sidewall coverage) or completely with polyimide (Pl) or silicon nitride (SiN). A polyimide layer may also be provided on the conductive layer over the trenches and trenched electrodes. The trenches and the trenched silicon electrodes may have different widths to enable different sensor characteristics in the same structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: March 23, 2017
    Applicant: Robert Bosch Gmbh
    Inventor: Robert Bosch Gmbh
  • Publication number: 20160364174
    Abstract: A method for migrating a virtual machine disk (VM disk) from first physical storage to second physical storage while the virtual machine (VM) is running, the method comprising: (a) creating a first child VM disk to which writes are redirected from a first parent VM disk, the first parent VM disk being on the first physical storage; (b) copying the first parent VM disk to the second physical storage as a second parent VM disk; (c) re-parenting the first VM child disk to the second parent VM disk; and (d) consolidating the first child VM disk and the second parent VM disk.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2016
    Publication date: December 15, 2016
    Inventors: Osten Kit COLBERT, Gregory HUTCHINS, Robert BOSCH, Jairam RANGANATHAN, Joel BAXTER
  • Patent number: 9377963
    Abstract: A method for migrating a virtual machine disk (VM disk) from first physical storage to second physical storage while the virtual machine (VM) is running, the method comprising: (a) creating a first child VM disk to which writes are redirected from a first parent VM disk, the first parent VM disk being on the first physical storage; (b) copying the first parent VM disk to the second physical storage as a second parent VM disk; (c) re-parenting the first VM child disk to the second parent VM disk; and (d) consolidating the first child VM disk and the second parent VM disk.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Assignee: VMware, Inc.
    Inventors: Osten Kit Colbert, Gregory Hutchins, Robert Bosch, Jairam Ranganathan, Joel Baxter
  • Publication number: 20140229697
    Abstract: A method for migrating a virtual machine disk (VM disk) from first physical storage to second physical storage while the virtual machine (VM) is running, the method comprising: (a) creating a first child VM disk to which writes are redirected from a first parent VM disk, the first parent VM disk being on the first physical storage; (b) copying the first parent VM disk to the second physical storage as a second parent VM disk; (c) re-parenting the first VM child disk to the second parent VM disk; and (d) consolidating the first child VM disk and the second parent VM disk.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2014
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Applicant: VMware, Inc.
    Inventors: Osten Kit COLBERT, Gregory HUTCHINS, Robert BOSCH, Jairam RANGANATHAN, Joel BAXTER
  • Patent number: 8706991
    Abstract: A method for migrating a virtual machine disk (VM disk) from first physical storage to second physical storage while the virtual machine (VM) is running, the method comprising: (a) taking a snapshot of the VM disk as represented by a first parent VM disk stored on the first physical storage, whereby a first child VM disk is created on one of the first or second physical storage; (b) copying the first parent VM disk to the second physical storage as a second parent VM disk; (c) re-parenting the first VM child disk to the second parent VM disk; and (d) consolidating the first child VM disk and the second parent VM disk.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: VMware, Inc.
    Inventors: Osten Kit Colbert, Gregory Hutchins, Robert Bosch, Jairam Ranganathan, Joel Baxter
  • Publication number: 20140102194
    Abstract: A tri-axis accelerometer includes a proof mass, at least four anchor points arranged in at least two opposite pairs, a first pair of anchor points being arranged opposite one another along a first axis, a second pair of anchor points being arranged opposite one another along a second axis, the first axis and the second axis being perpendicular to one another, and at least four spring units to connect the proof mass to the at least four anchor points, the spring units each including a pair of identical springs, each spring including a sensing unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
    Applicant: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventor: Robert Bosch GmbH
  • Publication number: 20140089864
    Abstract: A method of interpreting input from a user includes providing a surface within reach of a hand of the user. A plurality of locations on the surface that are touched by the user are sensed. An alphanumeric character having a shape most similar to the plurality of touched locations on the surface is determined. The determining includes collecting information associated with hand region localized modules, and modeling the information using statistical models. The user is informed of the alphanumeric character and/or a word in which the alphanumeric character is included. Feedback is received from the user regarding whether the alphanumeric character and/or word is an alphanumeric character and/or word that the user intended to be determined in the determining step.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2013
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
    Applicant: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventor: Robert Bosch GmbH
  • Publication number: 20140076078
    Abstract: A screwing system, in particular for assembly plants, includes a drive shaft, which is rotatable with respect to its longitudinal axis, and an output shaft, which is rotatable with respect to its longitudinal axis. The rotary motion of the output shaft is coupled via a coupling device with the rotary motion of the drive shaft. The output shaft has a tool holder configured to receive a tool. The output shaft is movable in relation to the drive shaft along its longitudinal direction in two opposite directions, and a drive device, which moves the output shaft at least in one of these directions, is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2013
    Publication date: March 20, 2014
    Applicant: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventor: Robert Bosch GmbH
  • Publication number: 20140066277
    Abstract: A hand power tool includes a tool receiver configured to receive a tool. The tool has an outer polygonal coupling and the tool receiver has an inner receiver including, at least portionally, a rotary driver profile. The tool receiver is provided on an associated tool housing, in which there is a drum-type tool change magazine having at least one tool chamber configured to store the tool. The tool chamber is configured to be aligned so as to be flush with the tool receiver to enable the tool to slide from the tool chamber into the inner receiver or from the inner receiver into the tool chamber. An alignment element is configured to align the outer polygonal coupling as the tool slides from the tool chamber into the inner receiver to enable the outer polygonal coupling to slide into the rotary driver profile.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2012
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Applicant: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventor: Robert Bosch GmbH
  • Publication number: 20140001242
    Abstract: A welding system has a baseplate and a plurality of welding components which are arranged on the baseplate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2012
    Publication date: January 2, 2014
    Applicant: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventor: Robert Bosch GmbH
  • Publication number: 20130306027
    Abstract: A method for operating an internal combustion engine is described, in which a setpoint torque for the operation of the internal combustion engine is specified, an actual torque delivered by the internal combustion engine being ascertained as a function of a signal of at least one cylinder pressure sensor, and a comparison between a variable that is a function of the setpoint torque and the actual torque being carried out.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2012
    Publication date: November 21, 2013
    Applicant: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventor: Robert Bosch GmbH
  • Publication number: 20130297327
    Abstract: A health monitoring system includes a plurality of remote user sites, each remote user site comprising at least one health monitoring device for collection of user health monitoring data, an interactive video device, and a user interface apparatus; at least one remote computing facility configured for signal communication with, and to receive health monitoring data-related signals from, the plurality of remote user sites; and at least one computer, configured for signal communication with the remote computing facility, wherein the interactive video device is interactively coupled with the remote computing facility. Associated methods are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2012
    Publication date: November 7, 2013
    Applicant: Robert Bosch Healthcare Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert Bosch Healthcare Systems, Inc.
  • Publication number: 20130223329
    Abstract: A method of handing off radio resources from a first base station to a second base station includes transmitting route information and speed information associated with a client device from the client device to the first base station or to an application server. A time is selected at which the radio resources are to be handed off from the first base station to the second base station. The selection is performed by the first base station or the application server. The selection is performed dependent upon the route information and speed information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2013
    Publication date: August 29, 2013
    Applicant: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventor: Robert Bosch GmbH
  • Publication number: 20130221411
    Abstract: A micromechanical sensor apparatus has a movable gate and a field effect transistor. The field effect transistor has a drain region, a source region, an intermediate channel region with a first doping type, and a movable gate which is separated from the channel region by an intermediate space. The drain region, the source region, and the channel region are arranged in a substrate. A guard region is provided in the substrate at least on the longitudinal sides of the channel region and has a second doping type which is the same as the first doping type and has a higher doping concentration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2013
    Publication date: August 29, 2013
    Applicant: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventor: Robert Bosch GmbH
  • Publication number: 20130223104
    Abstract: A DC-DC converter including a transformer having a primary-side winding and a secondary-side winding with a center tap, and a storage choke. A rectifier circuit is connected to each of the taps at the ends of the secondary-side winding and generates a rectified output voltage at a second output of said DC-DC converter. A snubber circuit is switched via the rectifier circuit and stores energy occurring in said rectifier circuit. (An actuation apparatus includes a switching time determining device designed to determine a time interval as a function of the output voltage, the charge stored in the snubber circuit and the current fluctuations of the current through the storage choke occurring as a result of the rectification. A storage signal generator generates an actuation signal for discharging the snubber circuit as a function of the determined time interval.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2013
    Publication date: August 29, 2013
    Applicant: ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
    Inventor: ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
  • Publication number: 20130224056
    Abstract: A pump or motor for fluid or gaseous media comprising a shaft (4), which faces a working part (13) and has a common inclined sliding surface (14) with the same, whereby the working part (13) limiting the pump working spaces (12) wobbles in a positionally fixed housing (10).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2013
    Publication date: August 29, 2013
    Applicant: ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
    Inventor: Robert Bosch GmbH
  • Publication number: 20130213682
    Abstract: The invention relates to a swash drive (10) of a hand-held machine tool, particularly a drilling or chipping hammer, having a drive shaft (12), comprising a swash bearing (14) disposed on the drive shaft (12), and having a swash disk (16) supported on the swash bearing (14), at least two swash fingers (18, 20) having swash finger axes (22, 24) being provided on the swash disk. The invention provides that the axes (22, 24) of the swash fingers (18, 20) form an angle (a) different from 180°.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2013
    Publication date: August 22, 2013
    Applicant: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventor: Robert Bosch GmbH
  • Publication number: 20130215956
    Abstract: A video system 1 for displaying image data. The system includes a server (2) having a coder device (5) which can be operated in a number of operating modes, and a client (3) connected to the server (2) via a network (4). The coder device (5) is configured to code video data (V) in accordance with an active operating mode and to output coded transmission data (U). The client (3) is connected to the server (2) via a network (4), and configured to request, to further process, and to display the coded transmission data (U) from the coder device (5). The coder device (5) operates in the active operating mode as determined by the client (3).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2013
    Publication date: August 22, 2013
    Applicant: ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
    Inventor: ROBERT BOSCH GMBH