Patents by Inventor Stefan Nordbruch

Stefan Nordbruch 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: 20220147394
    Abstract: A method for determining a demand for processing resources for carrying out processing of data for at least partly automated guidance of a motor vehicle. Provision is made to adapt available processing resources for carrying out data processing to a determined demand for processing resources. An apparatus, a computer system, a computer program, and a machine-readable storage medium are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2020
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Inventors: Andreas Lehn, Christopher Murphy, Gerrit Quast, Matthew Nimmo, Stefan Nordbruch, Stefan Schaupp, Rolf Nicodemus
  • Patent number: 11305730
    Abstract: A method for controlling access to a vehicle. An electronic key for accessing one or multiple vehicle components is deactivated after the vehicle is switched off in order to park the vehicle in a parking position, so that an attempt with the aid of the deactivated electronic key to access the one or multiple vehicle components of the vehicle parked in the parking position may be prevented. Moreover, a system for controlling access to a vehicle, a parking system for vehicles, an access control system for controlling access to a vehicle, a vehicle, a user for a communication network, a method for operating a user for a communication network, and a computer program, are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventor: Stefan Nordbruch
  • Publication number: 20220084334
    Abstract: A method for testing a sensor system of a motor vehicle, the sensor system including a surroundings sensor which is configured to acquire surroundings of the motor vehicle. The method includes: receiving reference object signals which represent a reference object detected with the aid of a motor vehicle-external surroundings sensor in the surroundings of the motor vehicle, receiving object signals which represent an object detected with the aid of the surroundings sensor in the surroundings of the motor vehicle, and comparing the object to the reference object to test the sensor system. A device, a computer program, and a machine-readable storage medium, are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2021
    Publication date: March 17, 2022
    Inventors: Stefan Nordbruch, Rolf Nicodemus
  • Publication number: 20220028272
    Abstract: A method for assisting a motor vehicle during a trip of the motor vehicle within an infrastructure, the trip of the motor vehicle being guided in an at least semiautomated manner. The method includes: receiving regional signals, which represent a first region of the infrastructure monitored using a surround-sensor system; for the motor vehicle approaching the first region, determining if a second region is free of a possible collision object for the motor vehicle at an expected arrival time of the motor vehicle at the first or second region, based on the regional signals; if the second region is free of a possible collision object for the motor vehicle at the expected arrival time, outputting a release signal for transmitting to the motor vehicle a communications message, that the second region is free of a possible collision object at the expected arrival time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2019
    Publication date: January 27, 2022
    Inventors: Rolf Nicodemus, Stefan Nordbruch
  • Publication number: 20220011767
    Abstract: A method for the at least semi-automated guidance of a motor vehicle. The method includes: receiving request signals, which represent a request from the motor vehicle that it is to be remotely controlled in order to guide the motor vehicle in an at least semi-automated manner; checking, in response to the receipt of the request signals, whether the request can be met; if so, generating remote control signals for the at least semi-automated remote control of a lateral and longitudinal guidance of the motor vehicle; and outputting the generated remote control signals in order to guide the motor vehicle in an at least semi-automated manner on the basis of the generated remote control signals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2019
    Publication date: January 13, 2022
    Inventors: Rolf Nicodemus, Stefan Nordbruch
  • Patent number: 11157746
    Abstract: A method for detecting an elevated object situated within a parking facility, using at least two video cameras that are spatially distributed within the parking facility and whose visual ranges overlap in an overlap area. The method encompasses the following steps: recording particular video images of the overlap area with the aid of the video cameras; analyzing the recorded video images in order to detect an elevated object in the recorded video images, the analysis being carried out internal to the video camera with the aid of at least one of the video cameras, and also external to the video camera with the aid of at least one processing unit that is different from the video cameras. Moreover, a corresponding system, a parking facility, and a computer program, are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Andreas Lehn, Felix Hess, Stefan Nordbruch
  • Patent number: 11117564
    Abstract: A method for the driverless guidance of a motor vehicle within a parking lot that includes sensing one or a plurality of road user(s) within the parking lot, predicting a respective movement of the one or the plurality of road user(s), and automatic driverless guidance of the motor vehicle within the parking lot based on the respective predicted movement. A corresponding device, a parking lot, as well as a computer program, are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Holger Mielenz, Stefan Nordbruch
  • Patent number: 11080530
    Abstract: A method for detecting an elevated object situated within a parking facility, using at least two video cameras that are spatially distributed within the parking facility and whose visual ranges overlap in an overlap area. The method encompasses the following: recording particular video images of the overlap area with the aid of the video cameras; analyzing the recorded video images in order to detect an elevated object in the recorded video images, and ascertaining, based on the recorded video images, whether in the detection of an elevated object the detected elevated object is real. A corresponding system, a parking facility, and a computer program are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Felix Hess, Andreas Lehn, Stefan Nordbruch
  • Patent number: 11069243
    Abstract: A method for warning a vulnerable road user. The method includes: receiving surroundings signals, which represent a surroundings of the road user and the road user, receiving communication address signals, which represent a communication address of a mobile communication device, which the road user is carrying, ascertaining on the basis of the surroundings signals whether there is an imminent danger to the road user, in the event of an imminent danger to a road user, generating communication message signals, which represent a communication message for the mobile communication device that is to be transmitted to the communication address of the mobile communication device, the communication message comprising a warning to the road user, outputting the generated communication message signals in order to transmit the communication message to the communication address of the mobile communication device. A device, a computer program, and a machine-readable storage medium, are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventor: Stefan Nordbruch
  • Patent number: 11056006
    Abstract: A device is described for providing state information of an automatic valet parking system. The device includes at least one off-board infrastructure component, which is located, in particular fixedly disposed within a parking area assigned to the automatic valet parking system. The infrastructure component is adapted for outputting state information of the automatic valet parking system. Thus, pieces of state information of the automatic valet parking system can be efficiently communicated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Alexander Mergenthaler, Andreas Lehn, Karan Patel, Martin Kroeger, Roman Wack, Simone Bosatelli, Stefan Nordbruch, Stefan Schaupp
  • Patent number: 11049394
    Abstract: A method for communicating with a road user located in the surroundings of a motor vehicle driven in at least a semi-automated manner. The method includes: receiving surroundings signals; processing the surroundings signals to detect a road user; upon detection of a road user, ascertaining whether a need to communicate with the road user exists; if a need to communicate with the road user exists, ascertaining at least which communication device of a communication device of the motor vehicle, on the motor vehicle side, and of a communication device of an infrastructure, on the infrastructure side, in which the motor vehicle and the road user are located, is to be used in order to communicate with the road user; generating control signals for controlling the communication device(s) to control the communication device(s) to communicate with the road user based on the control signals; and outputting the generated control signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Marco Stoelzle, Kevin Bareiss, Stefan Nordbruch
  • Patent number: 10962375
    Abstract: A method and a device for evaluating the contents of a map, the map containing at least one first driving environment feature, including a step of recording at least one second driving environment feature by at least one sensor of at least one vehicle, a step of comparing the at least one first driving environment feature contained in the map to the at least one second, recorded driving environment feature, and a step of evaluating the contents of the map as a function of the performed comparison.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Carsten Hasberg, Stefan Nordbruch
  • Publication number: 20210086788
    Abstract: A method for safely ascertaining infrastructure data for driving a motor vehicle in at least partially automated fashion. The method includes receiving data signals, which represent infrastructure sensor data generated by at least one infrastructure sensor and/or motor vehicle data generated by at least one source motor vehicle, receiving safety condition signals, which represent at least one safety condition for safely ascertaining infrastructure data based on the data, checking whether the at least one safety condition is fulfilled, ascertaining infrastructure data, on the basis of which it is possible to drive a destination motor vehicle in at least partially automated fashion, based on the data as a function of a result of the check as to whether the at least one safety condition is fulfilled, generating infrastructure data signals, which represent the ascertained infrastructure data, outputting the generated infrastructure data signals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2020
    Publication date: March 25, 2021
    Inventor: Stefan Nordbruch
  • Publication number: 20210089024
    Abstract: A method for controlling a motor vehicle remotely. The method includes: receiving safety condition signals, which represent at least one safety condition that must be satisfied, so that the motor vehicle may be controlled remotely; checking if the at least one safety condition is satisfied; generating remote control signals for controlling the motor vehicle remotely, based on a result of the check as to whether the at least one safety condition is satisfied; and outputting the remote control signals generated. A device, a computer program and a machine-readable storage medium, are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2020
    Publication date: March 25, 2021
    Inventor: Stefan Nordbruch
  • Publication number: 20210086792
    Abstract: A method of assisting a motor vehicle driven in an at least semiautomated manner, for passing through a road construction site. The method includes: receiving surrounding-area signals, which represent a surrounding area of the motor vehicle, the surrounding area of the motor vehicle including at least part of a road construction site; receiving safety condition signals, which represent at least one safety condition that must be satisfied, so that the motor vehicle may be assisted from outside of the motor vehicle while passing through the road construction site; checking if the at least one safety condition is satisfied; generating data signals, which represent data suitable for assisted traversal of the road construction site by the motor vehicle, based on the surrounding-area signals, and based on a result of whether the at least one safety condition is satisfied; and outputting the generated data signals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2020
    Publication date: March 25, 2021
    Inventor: Stefan Nordbruch
  • Publication number: 20210086765
    Abstract: A method for driving a motor vehicle safely in at least partially automated fashion. The method includes the following steps: receiving infrastructure data signals, which represent infrastructure data generated by an infrastructure outside the motor vehicle, receiving safety condition signals, which represent at least one safety condition for driving the motor vehicle in at least partially automated fashion based on the infrastructure data, checking whether the at least one safety condition is fulfilled, ascertaining control commands for safely controlling a lateral and/or longitudinal guidance of the motor vehicle based on the infrastructure data as a function of a result of the check whether the at least one safety condition is fulfilled in order to drive the motor vehicle in at least partially automated fashion, generating control signals, which represent the ascertained control commands, outputting the generated control signals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2020
    Publication date: March 25, 2021
    Inventors: Stefan Nordbruch, Michael Gabb
  • Publication number: 20210090440
    Abstract: A method of assisting a motor vehicle driven in an at least semiautomated manner, for passing through a tunnel. The method includes: receiving surrounding-area signals that represent an area, which surrounds the motor vehicle, and of which at least a part includes a tunnel; receiving safety condition signals, which represent at least one safety condition that must be satisfied, so that the motor vehicle may be assisted from outside of the motor vehicle while passing through the tunnel; checking if the at least one safety condition is satisfied; generating data signals, which represent data suitable for assisted traversal of the tunnel by the motor vehicle, based on the surrounding-area signals, and based on a result of whether the at least one safety condition is satisfied; outputting the generated data signals. A device, a computer program, and a machine-readable storage medium are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2020
    Publication date: March 25, 2021
    Inventor: Stefan Nordbruch
  • Publication number: 20210089028
    Abstract: A method for controlling a motor vehicle remotely. The method includes: receiving requirement signals, which represent at least one requirement that is in force for a restricted geographic region and must be followed by motor vehicles; receiving navigation signals, which represent a route to be traveled by the motor vehicle; based on the navigation signals, checking if the at least one requirement is being followed by the motor vehicle; the checking including a check as to whether the route to be traveled by the motor vehicle violates the at least one requirement; generating remote control signals for controlling a lateral and/or longitudinal guidance of the motor vehicle remotely, based on a result of the check as to whether the at least one requirement is being followed by the motor vehicle; outputting the generated remote control signals. A device, a computer program and a machine-readable storage medium, are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2020
    Publication date: March 25, 2021
    Inventors: Rolf Nicodemus, Stefan Nordbruch
  • Publication number: 20210086790
    Abstract: A method for driving a motor vehicle in at least partially automated fashion. The method includes: receiving operating condition signals, which represent an operating condition for the motor vehicle, which must be fulfilled so that the motor vehicle may be driven in at least partially automated fashion, receiving state signals, which represent a state of the motor vehicle and/or of its surroundings, checking on the basis of the state whether the operating condition is fulfilled in order to ascertain a result of the check, generating control signals for controlling a lateral and/or longitudinal guidance of the motor vehicle in at least partially automated fashion based on the result of the check in order to drive the motor vehicle on the basis of the generated control signals in at least partially automated fashion, outputting the generated control signals. A device, a computer program and a machine-readable storage medium are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2020
    Publication date: March 25, 2021
    Inventor: Stefan Nordbruch
  • Publication number: 20210090439
    Abstract: A method for warning a vulnerable road user. The method includes: receiving surroundings signals, which represent a surroundings of the road user and the road user, receiving communication address signals, which represent a communication address of a mobile communication device, which the road user is carrying, ascertaining on the basis of the surroundings signals whether there is an imminent danger to the road user, in the event of an imminent danger to a road user, generating communication message signals, which represent a communication message for the mobile communication device that is to be transmitted to the communication address of the mobile communication device, the communication message comprising a warning to the road user, outputting the generated communication message signals in order to transmit the communication message to the communication address of the mobile communication device. A device, a computer program, and a machine-readable storage medium, are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2020
    Publication date: March 25, 2021
    Inventor: Stefan Nordbruch