Patents by Inventor Thomas Bove

Thomas Bove 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: 11104302
    Abstract: A method performed by a vehicle system for handling parameters associated with surroundings of a vehicle. The vehicle system obtains information indicating a first parameter associated with the surroundings of the vehicle and sensed by at least one low power sensor. The low power sensor is associated with the vehicle. The vehicle system triggers startup of at least one high power sensor when the first parameter has fulfilled a criteria. The high power sensor consumes a larger amount of power than the low power sensor, and the high power sensor is associated with the vehicle or another vehicle. The vehicle system obtains information indicating at least a second parameter associated with the surroundings of the vehicle and sensed by the high power sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: Volvo Car Corporation
    Inventors: Ulf Björkengren, Thomas Bove, Per Qvist Jessen
  • Publication number: 20210039522
    Abstract: Body measurements of a person may be scanned using a camera (e.g., a camera on a mobile phone. Vehicle settings may then be determined based on the body measurements. Example vehicle settings may include one or more of a position of a heads-up display, a position of a pedal, an angle of a backrest, a height of a seat cushion, a tilt of the seat cushion, an extension position of the seat cushion, a position of a lumbar support, a position of a seat side bolster, a position of a headrest, a position of a side mirror, a position of a rear-view mirror, a tilt of a steering wheel, and/or a position of a steering wheel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2019
    Publication date: February 11, 2021
    Inventors: Thomas Bove, Christian Hedegaard
  • Publication number: 20200108796
    Abstract: A method performed by a vehicle system for handling parameters associated with surroundings of a vehicle. The vehicle system obtains information indicating a first parameter associated with the surroundings of the vehicle and sensed by at least one low power sensor. The low power sensor is associated with the vehicle. The vehicle system triggers startup of at least one high power sensor when the first parameter has fulfilled a criteria. The high power sensor consumes a larger amount of power than the low power sensor, and the high power sensor is associated with the vehicle or another vehicle. The vehicle system obtains information indicating at least a second parameter associated with the surroundings of the vehicle and sensed by the high power sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2019
    Publication date: April 9, 2020
    Inventors: Ulf BJÖRKENGREN, Thomas BOVE, Per QVIST JESSEN
  • Patent number: 10351139
    Abstract: A system and method for planning activities for a driver of a vehicle, where a scheduled route is planned for the vehicle, include an assignment unit configured for assigning a pilot assisted driving mode to a first part of the scheduled route and assigning an autonomous driving mode a second part of the scheduled route, the assignment of the driving mode determined based on a first parameter. An interface is configured for indicating the first and second parts of the scheduled route to the driver, and a proposal unit is configured for, upon execution of the assigned driving mode in the vehicle, proposing a first activity to the driver for the first part of the scheduled route and a second activity for the second part of the scheduled route, the proposal of an activity determined based a second parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Volvo Car Corporation
    Inventors: Claus Christensen, Christian Hedegaard, Thomas Bove
  • Patent number: 10239524
    Abstract: A lane shift indicating system for indicating a potential lane shift of a vehicle supporting at least partly automated steering and vehicle speed control, when the vehicle is travelling along a first driving lane of a road having a second driving lane separated from the first driving lane by one or more lane markings. The lane shift indicating system determines a driving environment of the vehicle at an initial vehicle position, and determines that the driving environment indicates that the vehicle is in a driving situation where a lane shift from the first driving lane to the second driving lane is considered appropriate, and adjusts the steering prior to a potential automated vehicle speed adjustment pertinent the determined driving situation, such that the vehicle continues its travel laterally closer to the one or more lane markings along the first driving lane, as compared to the initial vehicle position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Volvo Car Corporation
    Inventors: Claus Allan Christensen, Christian Hedegaard, Thomas Bove
  • Patent number: 9919716
    Abstract: An arrangement for facilitating handover to and from an automated autonomous driving aid system of a vehicle comprises a lane marking detecting unit, a steering control driving aid system for performing steering in response to detected lane markings, a positioning system for determining a current position and a current heading direction, an alert signal arrangement for selectively providing an alert signal, and a communication arrangement for communicating with a database comprising data indicative of an incapability of performing automated steering at a portion of a road ahead. The communication arrangement is configured to receive the data from the database and configured to provide an alert signal in case the data indicates an incapability of performing an automated steering at an upcoming road portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: Volvo Car Corporation
    Inventors: Claus Allan Christensen, Christian Hedegaard, Erik Israelsson, Thomas Bove
  • Publication number: 20170096139
    Abstract: A lane shift indicating system for indicating a potential lane shift of a vehicle supporting at least partly automated steering and vehicle speed control, when the vehicle is travelling along a first driving lane of a road having a second driving lane separated from the first driving lane by one or more lane markings. The lane shift indicating system determines a driving environment of the vehicle at an initial vehicle position, and determines that the driving environment indicates that the vehicle is in a driving situation where a lane shift from the first driving lane to the second driving lane is considered appropriate, and adjusts the steering prior to a potential automated vehicle speed adjustment pertinent the determined driving situation, such that the vehicle continues its travel laterally closer to the one or more lane markings along the first driving lane, as compared to the initial vehicle position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2016
    Publication date: April 6, 2017
    Applicant: VOLVO CAR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Claus Allan CHRISTENSEN, Christian HEDEGAARD, Thomas BOVE
  • Publication number: 20170008523
    Abstract: A system and method for planning activities for a driver of a vehicle, where a scheduled route is planned for the vehicle, include an assignment unit configured for assigning a pilot assisted driving mode to a first part of the scheduled route and assigning an autonomous driving mode a second part of the scheduled route, the assignment of the driving mode determined based on a first parameter. An interface is configured for indicating the first and second parts of the scheduled route to the driver, and a proposal unit is configured for, upon execution of the assigned driving mode in the vehicle, proposing a first activity to the driver for the first part of the scheduled route and a second activity for the second part of the scheduled route, the proposal of an activity determined based a second parameter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2016
    Publication date: January 12, 2017
    Inventors: Claus CHRISTENSEN, Christian HEDEGAARD, Thomas BOVE
  • Publication number: 20160375912
    Abstract: An arrangement for facilitating handover to and from an automated autonomous driving aid system of a vehicle comprises a lane marking detecting unit, a steering control driving aid system for performing steering in response to detected lane markings, a positioning system for determining a current position and a current heading direction, an alert signal arrangement for selectively providing an alert signal, and a communication arrangement for communicating with a database comprising data indicative of an incapability of performing automated steering at a portion of a road ahead. The communication arrangement is configured to receive the data from the database and configured to provide an alert signal in case the data indicates an incapability of performing an automated steering at an upcoming road portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2016
    Publication date: December 29, 2016
    Inventors: Claus Allan CHRISTENSEN, Christian HEDEGAARD, Erik ISRAELSSON, Thomas BOVE
  • Patent number: 8747602
    Abstract: A polyurethane adhesive which is useful in bonding porous and non-porous surfaces is provided. The adhesive is especially useful in bonding windshield glass into automotive frames under a variety of environmental conditions, particularly in after market windshield replacement applications. The polyurethane includes at least one urethane prepolymer which is based on at least one thermoplastic polyol. In one embodiment, the urethane prepolymer may be formed from one or more polyisocyanates, one or more polyetherpolyols and one or more thermoplastic polyesterpolyols, wherein the prepolymer has a free isocyanate content of from about 0.6 to about 3.5% by weight, based on the weight of the polyurethane. In another embodiment, a one-part adhesive composition is provided which includes an isocyanate-functional and thermoplastic polyurethane prepolymer having a free isocyanate content of from about 0.6 to about 3.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Sika Technology AG
    Inventors: Steven Rosenberg, Hong Yao, Thomas Bove, Adrian Van Maurik, Hans Peter Tschan, Norman Blank
  • Patent number: 8512506
    Abstract: An automotive windshield replacement method which includes: a) applying an adhesive to an automotive windshield and/or an automobile body substrate, said adhesive including at least one urethane prepolymer formed from reaction materials including: i) isophorone diisocyanate and/or 4,4?-diphenylmethanediisocyanate; ii) an ethylene oxide-end-capped triol having a weight average molecular weight of about 4500 to about 5000; and iii) hexanediol adipate; b) contacting the substrates together, within the working time of the adhesive, along at least a portion of the substrate(s) to which the adhesive has been applied; and c) allowing the adhesive to bond the substrates together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2013
    Assignee: Sika Technology AG
    Inventors: Steven A. Rosenberg, Hong Yao, Thomas Bove, Adrian Van Maurik, Hans Peter Tschan, Norman Blank
  • Patent number: 8485480
    Abstract: A cabinet leveling device has a first channel for receiving a first cabinet sidewall, a second channel for receiving a second cabinet sidewall, an intermediate section connecting said first and second channel, and an adjustable threaded member received through said intermediate section for providing leveling adjustability to said device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Inventor: Thomas A. Bove
  • Patent number: 8401536
    Abstract: It is presented a method for providing a user interface of a portable electronic apparatus. The method comprises: detecting an actuation of a mode switch actuator associated with switching operational modes of the apparatus; determining a switching direction by determining whether the actuation is associated with a first switching direction or a second switching direction; determining a current operational mode; determining a new operational mode considering the switching direction and the current operational mode; and switching operational modes of the portable electronic apparatus from the current operational mode to the new operational mode. Corresponding portable electronic apparatuses and computer program product are also presented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2013
    Assignee: Nokia Corporation
    Inventors: Christian Rossing Kraft, Thomas Bove, Frederik Gustav Westring, Rachael Sleight, Luke Miles
  • Publication number: 20120317843
    Abstract: This invention includes embodiments which disclose a shoe sole base system wherein there are a plurality of magnets embedded within a shoe base and a plurality of spheres containing tourmaline, also embedded within the shoe base. In further embodiments, the angle of the magnetic axis of each of the plurality of magnets to other magnets in the plurality of magnets is random in both two and in three dimensions and/or the spheres containing tourmaline may emit negative ions and/or far infrared rays.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2011
    Publication date: December 20, 2012
    Inventor: Thomas Bove
  • Publication number: 20120304500
    Abstract: This invention includes embodiments which disclose a magnetic sole insert system wherein there are a plurality of magnets embedded within a shoe insert base and wherein the angle of the magnetic axis of each of the plurality of magnets to other magnets in the plurality of magnets is random in both two and in three dimensions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2011
    Publication date: December 6, 2012
    Inventor: Thomas Bove
  • Publication number: 20110298754
    Abstract: A method, an apparatus and a computer program, the method including detecting first information, indicating that a first action is to be performed, from an optical user input device, the first information being provided by the optical user input device in response to gesture input from a user; detecting further information from an input device; and using the further information to disambiguate, subsequent to detection of the first information, second information provided by the optical user input device to determine whether the second information indicates termination of the gesture input or continuation of the gesture input.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2008
    Publication date: December 8, 2011
    Inventors: Thomas Bove, Michael Rahr
  • Publication number: 20110288362
    Abstract: A magnetic field applicator system wherein a plurality of magnets are generally fixed within an applicator base, each of the plurality of magnets having a magnetic axis at an angle different to other magnets in the plurality of magnets. The magnetic axis may be random with respect to others within the plurality of magnets. Also disclosed is a system for making the magnetic field applicator system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2011
    Publication date: November 24, 2011
    Inventor: Thomas Bove
  • Publication number: 20110207895
    Abstract: A polyurethane adhesive which is useful in bonding porous and non-porous surfaces is provided. The adhesive is especially useful in bonding windshield glass into automotive frames under a variety of environmental conditions, particularly in after market windshield replacement applications. The polyurethane includes at least one urethane prepolymer which is based on at least one thermoplastic polyol. In one embodiment, the urethane prepolymer may be formed from one or more polyisocyanates, one or more polyetherpolyols and one or more thermoplastic polyesterpolyols, wherein the prepolymer has a free isocyanate content of from about 0.6 to about 3.5% by weight, based on the weight of the polyurethane. In another embodiment, a one-part adhesive composition is provided which includes an isocyanate-functional and thermoplastic polyurethane prepolymer having a free isocyanate content of from about 0.6 to about 3.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2010
    Publication date: August 25, 2011
    Applicant: Sika Technology AG
    Inventors: Steven A. Rosenburg, Hong Yao, Thomas Bove, Adrian Van Maurik, Hans Peter Tschan, Norman Blank
  • Publication number: 20110168321
    Abstract: A polyurethane adhesive which is useful in bonding porous and non-porous surfaces is provided. The adhesive is especially useful in bonding windshield glass into automotive frames under a variety of environmental conditions, particularly in after market windshield replacement applications. The polyurethane includes at least one urethane prepolymer which is based on at least one thermoplastic polyol. In one embodiment, the urethane prepolymer may be formed from one or more polyisocyanates, one or more polyetherpolyols and one or more thermoplastic polyesterpolyols, wherein the prepolymer has a free isocyanate content of from about 0.6 to about 3.5% by weight, based on the weight of the polyurethane. In another embodiment, a one-part adhesive composition is provided which includes an isocyanate-functional and thermoplastic polyurethane prepolymer having a free isocyanate content of from about 0.6 to about 3.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2010
    Publication date: July 14, 2011
    Applicant: Sika Corporation
    Inventors: Steven A. Rosenberg, Hong Yao, Thomas Bove, Adrian Van Maurik, Hans Peter Tschan, Norman Blank
  • Patent number: D657543
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2012
    Assignee: U.S. Wax & Polymer, Inc.
    Inventor: Thomas Bove