Robert Bosch GmbH 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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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).
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°.
Abstract: In one embodiment, a sensor device includes a bulk silicon layer, a first doped region of the bulk silicon layer of a first dopant type, a second doped region of the bulk silicon layer of a second dopant type, wherein the first dopant type is a type of dopant different from the second dopant type, the second doped region located at an upper surface of the bulk silicon layer and having a first doped portion bounded by the first doped region, a first cavity portion directly above the second doped region, and an upper electrode formed in an epitaxial layer, the upper electrode directly above the first cavity portion.
Abstract: A method for register correction in a web processing machine includes leading a product web through at least one delay section and processing the product web by a first processing device. An actuating command is applied to the first processing device to position the product web at an intended position during a web tension change. The actuating command is determined from an actuating command leading to the web tension change and at least one delay term. The at least one delay term delays the action of the actuating command leading to the web tension change on the actuating command for the first processing device by a delay time needed by the product web to pass through the at least one delay section before the first processing device.
Abstract: An implantable sensor includes a hydrogel, a glucose-binding protein and a reference molecule. The binding affinity of the reference molecule for glucose differs by at least a factor of ten from the binding affinity for glucose of the glucose-binding protein. At least one of the electromagnetic behavior and the fluorescent behavior of the glucose-binding protein and the reference molecule change when glucose is bound. An electrical functional adhesive bandage includes a measurement element for measuring at least one of electromagnetic properties and fluorescent properties. The bandage also includes a first communication element for wireless communication. Together, the implantable sensor, the bandage, and an evaluation device, which includes a computation unit, a display and a second communication element for wireless communication, form a kit for determining the blood sugar level in a patient.
Abstract: A method for regenerating a particle filter (28). The procedure according to the invention is characterized in that before the regeneration of the particle filter (28), the battery (16) is discharged to a minimum state of charge by increasing the torque portion (20) which the electric motor (14) contributes to the total torque (24), in that when the minimum state of charge of the battery (16) is reached the regeneration of the particle filter (28) is initiated by virtue of the fact that an operating range (36.1, 36.2, 36.3, 36.4, 38.1, 38.2, 38.3, 40) which brings about an increase in the exhaust gas temperature is determined in an engine load characteristic diagram (30) of the internal combustion engine (12), and in that at least when the regeneration of the particle filter (28) is initiated, the internal combustion engine (12) is operated in this selected operating range.
Abstract: A battery module and battery pack, the battery module including a pair of end plates facing each other; a plurality of battery units arranged in a first direction between the end plates; a first side plate extending along a first side of the plurality of battery units, the first side plate being coupled to the end plates; a second side plate extending along a second side of the plurality of battery units, the second side plate being coupled to the end plates and being disposed opposite to the first side plate; a first coupling member, the first coupling member coupling the end plates to the first side plate; and a second coupling member, the second coupling member coupling the end plates to the second side plate, wherein the first coupling member and the second coupling member are disposed in asymmetrical positions with respect to a central line of the end plates.
March 15, 2013
August 8, 2013
ROBERT BOSCH GMBH, SAMSUNG SDI CO., LTD.
Samsung SDI Co., Ltd., Robert Bosch GMBH
Abstract: In one embodiment, a discharge control system for a vehicle includes an energy storage device supported by the vehicle, a switch, a first load selectively connectable to the energy storage device by the switch, a memory in which program instructions are stored, and a controller operatively connected to the switch and the memory and configured to execute the program instructions to control the switch to a condition in which the energy storage device is operatively connected to the first load based upon a predetermined rate of heat generation of the energy storage device.
Abstract: There is provided a battery pack capable of improving the safety thereof. The battery pack includes a battery array, side plates, a top cover and end plates. The battery array includes a plurality of battery cells aligned in a first direction. The battery array is formed as a hexahedron having (1-1)th, (1-2)th, (2-1)th (2-2)th, (3-1)th and (3-2)th planes. The top cover is provided to the (1-1)th plane of the battery array, and has reinforcing frames respectively formed at both sides based on the first direction. The reinforcing frame includes vertical and horizontal frames. The end plates are provided to the (3-1)th and (3-2)th planes, respectively. The end plates are fixed to the top cover. A holding part pressing both sides of the top cover on the (1-1)th plane are provided to the side plates, respectively.
January 3, 2013
August 8, 2013
ROBERT BOSCH GMBH, SAMSUNG SDI CO., LTD.
SAMSUNG SDI CO., LTD., ROBERT BOSCH GmbH