Patents by Inventor Robert Kornhaas

Robert Kornhaas 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: 20200276986
    Abstract: A distributing device for distributing data streams for a control unit for a vehicle drivable in a highly automated manner. The distributing device includes at least one first processor unit and at least one further processor unit, which are designed to process sensor data streams. The distributing device also includes a distributing unit, which is designed to read in a first sensor data stream of at least one first sensor and at least one further sensor data stream of at least one further sensor and to distribute them optionally onto the at least one first processor unit or the at least one further processor unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2018
    Publication date: September 3, 2020
    Inventors: Florian Kraemer, Jaroslaw Topp, Rainer Schittenhelm, Robert Kornhaas, Ulrich Kersken
  • Publication number: 20200239013
    Abstract: A device for controlling functions for a vehicle. The device includes a monolithically integrated circuit system. The circuit system includes a one-piece substrate including a first sub-section and a second sub-section, at least one first electrical circuit for safety-noncritical functions, and at least one second electrical circuit for safety-critical functions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2018
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Inventors: Florian Kraemer, Robert Kornhaas, Steffen Klinger, Ulrich Kersken
  • Patent number: 9623818
    Abstract: A sensor system for an electric/electronic architecture in a vehicle, having at least one sensor module for capturing at least one physical variable and at least one first interface for communication with a first bus system, and to an associated electric/electronic architecture for a vehicle. At least one second interface for communication with a second bus system is present, data of the at least one sensor module being able to be output via both bus systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventor: Robert Kornhaas
  • Patent number: 9254806
    Abstract: A device for controlling all airbags for a vehicle is provided, and also a control unit for forming a control signal for all airbags for a vehicle, as well as a system of this device and this control unit. The device has a trigger circuit control and also an energy reserve, in order to control power switches in a trigger circuit as a function of the control signal that comes from the control unit, and to use the energy from the energy reserve to trigger the trigger elements for the airbags. The control unit receives at least parts of the energy supply from the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2016
    Assignee: ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
    Inventors: Heiko Freienstein, Robert Kornhaas
  • Publication number: 20150151694
    Abstract: A sensor system for an electric/electronic architecture in a vehicle, having at least one sensor module for capturing at least one physical variable and at least one first interface for communication with a first bus system, and to an associated electric/electronic architecture for a vehicle. At least one second interface for communication with a second bus system is present, data of the at least one sensor module being able to be output via both bus systems.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2013
    Publication date: June 4, 2015
    Applicant: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventor: Robert Kornhaas
  • Publication number: 20150081188
    Abstract: A driver assistance system for intervening in the control of at least one of a drive system, a controller, or signaling devices of a motor vehicle includes: a radar control unit having a radar sensor; and a mobile device having a video sensor for ascertaining surroundings information, the mobile device being a mobile phone or a smart phone, for example. In this case, the mobile device transmits the ascertained surroundings information to the radar control unit via a first wireless connection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Applicant: ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
    Inventor: Robert Kornhaas
  • Patent number: 8930076
    Abstract: A steering system of a vehicle in the transmission path between the steering wheel and the point of application of a servo unit includes a coupling element which is adjustable between a closed position transmitting a steering movement and a decoupled open position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Robert Kornhaas, Achim Schoen
  • Patent number: 8768592
    Abstract: A method for reducing the steering torque in a motor vehicle in a driving situation in which the vehicle is being braked and steered at the same time. By shifting the brake force to the rear wheels, the front wheels become easier to steer compared to a standard brake force distribution. The maximum required power of an electric steering assistance system is thus greatly reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Robert Kornhaas, Achim Schoen
  • Publication number: 20120330525
    Abstract: A method for reducing the steering torque in a motor vehicle in a driving situation in which the vehicle is being braked and steered at the same time. By shifting the brake force to the rear wheels, the front wheels become easier to steer compared to a standard brake force distribution. The maximum required power of an electric steering assistance system is thus greatly reduced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2010
    Publication date: December 27, 2012
    Inventors: Robert Kornhaas, Achim Schoen
  • Publication number: 20120330509
    Abstract: A steering system of a vehicle in the transmission path between the steering wheel and the point of application of a servo unit includes a coupling element which is adjustable between a closed position transmitting a steering movement and a decoupled open position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2010
    Publication date: December 27, 2012
    Inventors: Robert Kornhaas, Achim Schoen
  • Publication number: 20120042109
    Abstract: A connector element for assembling a communication system, having a plurality of communication bus system contact elements for connecting to a communication bus system, a plurality of internal terminal elements and a configuration encoding unit. The connector element is designed for assembling the communication bus system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2011
    Publication date: February 16, 2012
    Inventors: Johannes Schier, Robert Kornhaas
  • Publication number: 20110140514
    Abstract: A device for controlling all airbags for a vehicle is provided, and also a control unit for forming a control signal for all airbags for a vehicle, as well as a system of this device and this control unit. The device has a trigger circuit control and also an energy reserve, in order to control power switches in a trigger circuit as a function of the control signal that comes from the control unit, and to use the energy from the energy reserve to trigger the trigger elements for the airbags. The control unit receives at least parts of the energy supply from the device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2009
    Publication date: June 16, 2011
    Inventors: Heiko Freienstein, Robert Kornhaas
  • Patent number: 6092879
    Abstract: A brake system for a motor vehicle is proposed, which is equipped with an antilock controller and/or electronic braking force distribution control. When a defect occurs, these control systems are turned off only when necessary for safety reasons. When defects of any other type occur, the controls continue to operate on an emergency basis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 1996
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2000
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Robert Kornhaas, Ulrich Gottwick
  • Patent number: 5779328
    Abstract: In a brake system with a controllable hydraulic pump in a hydraulic circuit, and with at least one solenoid valve, the operating state of the valve is changed in response to a control signal. As a result of the change in the operating state of the solenoid valve, the flow resistance in the hydraulic circuit is changed. Monitoring structure is provided which, in the presence of certain operating conditions, monitor the run-down behavior of the hydraulic pump in different operating states of the solenoid valve and actuate a display device to display a malfunction of the brake system when a malfunction is detected. Additionally, or alternatively, the automatic brake control can be turned off in reaction to the detection of a malfunction. It is possible for the control unit and the hydraulic unit to be replaced separately and for the installation to be tested for proper functioning.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 1996
    Date of Patent: July 14, 1998
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Rolf-Hermann Mergenthaler, Jost Brachert, Ruediger Poggenburg, Bernard Witsch, Norbert Polzin, Robert Kornhaas, Ulrich Gottwick, Thomas Braun
  • Patent number: 5650718
    Abstract: A method and a device for monitoring rotational speed sensors, in particular rotational speed sensors for identifying the wheel speed, are described. A fault is detected if a slip coefficient which is weighted with the time exceeds a threshold value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 1995
    Date of Patent: July 22, 1997
    Inventors: Ewald Stuible, Walter Berger, Martin Pfau, Robert Kornhaas
  • Patent number: 5521832
    Abstract: An intelligent output stage having a downstream electrical load is checked by a brief change in the trigger voltage from time to time and the status signal on a monitoring line is monitored in two phases after this change.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 1994
    Date of Patent: May 28, 1996
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventor: Robert Kornhaas
  • Patent number: 5384539
    Abstract: A method for monitoring the operating condition of an inductive load including applying a control pulse to a control line coupled to the inductive load, generating a verification pulse indicating the operating condition of the inductive load, applying the verification pulse to the control line and sampling the verification pulse to determine the operating condition of the inductive load.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 1994
    Date of Patent: January 24, 1995
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Matthias Morbe, Robert Kornhaas