Patents by Inventor Tobias Rentschler

Tobias Rentschler 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: 10430680
    Abstract: A method is claimed for allocating processor/computing times of a processor or of a computing unit for a vehicle system of a vehicle. The vehicle system is in particular a driver assistance system. The vehicle system has at least two functions, in particular two functions of the driver assistance system, to which processor/computing times are allocated as a function of a signal that represents a state of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Florian Weimer, Matthias Birk, Omar Alaa El-Din, Steffen Brueggert, Tobias Rentschler
  • Patent number: 10240933
    Abstract: A method for guiding a vehicle, at least one parameter of the surroundings of the vehicle being detected by at least one sensor; a travel corridor being ascertained based on the parameter; a trajectory being ascertained as a function of at least one other parameter within the travel corridor; and the guidance of the vehicle being adapted as a function of the ascertained trajectory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
    Inventors: Charlotte Grinenval, Ulf Wilhelm, Wolfgang Schroeder, Michael Knoop, Tobias Rentschler
  • Publication number: 20180075311
    Abstract: A method is claimed for allocating processor/computing times of a processor or of a computing unit for a vehicle system of a vehicle. The vehicle system is in particular a driver assistance system. The vehicle system has at least two functions, in particular two functions of the driver assistance system, to which processor/computing times are allocated as a function of a signal that represents a state of the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2017
    Publication date: March 15, 2018
    Inventors: Florian Weimer, Matthias Birk, Omar Alaa El-Din, Steffen Brueggert, Tobias Rentschler
  • Patent number: 9592829
    Abstract: A method for detecting a lane change of a vehicle or for providing a curvature of a target line for lane guidance of a vehicle is described, the method including a step of receiving a first piece of traffic lane information which represents an optically detected first traffic lane boundary adjacent to or in front of a left-hand vehicle side and/or receiving a second piece of traffic lane information which represents an optically detected second lane boundary adjacent to or in front of a right-hand vehicle side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Assignee: ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
    Inventors: Volker Roelke, Tobias Rentschler
  • Patent number: 9589080
    Abstract: A method for validating an illumination-range test value of a light cone of at least one headlight of a vehicle. The method includes reading in a reflection intensity of a point on at least one road marking illuminated by the light cone; generating a reflection intensity model for the road marking, based on the obtained reflection intensity and a particular distance of the point from the vehicle, the reflection intensity model being designed to assign different reflection intensities to different positions on the road marking in front of the vehicle; determining an illumination-range plausibility value, at which, according to the reflection intensity model, a reflection intensity is reached, which corresponds to a reflection-intensity threshold value; and comparing the illumination-range plausibility value to the illumination-range test value, to validate the illumination-range test value, if the illumination-range plausibility value is inside a tolerance range around the illumination-range test value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
    Inventors: Tobias Rentschler, Christian Renner
  • Patent number: 9508261
    Abstract: A method for operating a vehicle, including the tasks of detecting a dynamic parameter of a preceding other vehicle, computing an assessment criterion based on the detected dynamic parameter, computing a setpoint vehicle trajectory as a function of the assessment criterion, and adjusting an actual vehicle trajectory to the setpoint vehicle trajectory. Also described is a corresponding device and a computer program.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignee: ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
    Inventors: Tobias Rentschler, Melanie Gugel
  • Patent number: 9211910
    Abstract: A device for keeping a vehicle in its lane, including a reference model, which obtains geometric data regarding the position of the vehicle in the lane as well as data relating to the course of the lane from a lane detection system, and from these calculates a setpoint variable for controlling the vehicle position. In order to allow for corners to be cut, the guiding behavior of the control system is modified in such a way when cornering that, in the event of a deviation of the path of motion of the vehicle from the setpoint path of motion in the direction of the inside of the curve, no or only low steering forces are applied to the steering system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2015
    Assignee: ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
    Inventors: Lutz Buerkle, Michael Weilkes, Michael Scherl, Tobias Rentschler
  • Patent number: 9014917
    Abstract: A method for adjusting an intervention torque of a steering assistance system on a steering system of a vehicle in the context of a required lane change, the method encompassing a step of adapting a magnitude of the intervention torque in response to a detected marking that announces a lane merge in advance of a beginning of said merge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Henning Voelz, Tobias Rentschler
  • Publication number: 20150105936
    Abstract: A method for guiding a vehicle, at least one parameter of the surroundings of the vehicle being detected by at least one sensor; a travel corridor being ascertained based on the parameter; a trajectory being ascertained as a function of at least one other parameter within the travel corridor; and the guidance of the vehicle being adapted as a function of the ascertained trajectory.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2012
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Inventors: Charlotte Grinenval, Ulf Wilhelm, Wolfgang Schroeder, Michael Knoop, Tobias Rentschler
  • Patent number: 8805604
    Abstract: In a method for adjusting a steering system in a vehicle, a setpoint trajectory is produced to which a tolerance corridor is assigned, a basic steering torque for guiding the vehicle within the tolerance corridor being generated. In the event that the vehicle leaves the tolerance corridor, a steering guidance torque which acts upon the vehicle in the direction of the tolerance corridor is superimposed on the basic steering torque.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Lutz Buerkle, Michael Weilkes, Tobias Rentschler
  • Patent number: 8788136
    Abstract: In a lane keeping assistance method for a vehicle which is traveling in a lane, it is checked whether an activation criterion for an automatic driving dynamics intervention is satisfied, and in response to the satisfaction of the activation criterion, control signals are output for the driving dynamics intervention. A remaining travel time to crossing or reaching a lateral lane line is ascertained and compared to a threshold value as the activation criterion. During the automatic driving dynamics intervention, a deactivation criterion for ending the automatic driving dynamics intervention is checked, the deactivation criterion including a comparison of a vehicle alignment to a lane direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Tobias Rentschler, Florian Hauler
  • Publication number: 20140032047
    Abstract: A method for adjusting an intervention torque of a steering assistance system on a steering system of a vehicle in the context of a required lane change, the method encompassing a step of adapting a magnitude of the intervention torque in response to a detected marking that announces a lane merge in advance of a beginning of said merge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2011
    Publication date: January 30, 2014
    Inventors: Henning Voelz, Tobias Rentschler
  • Patent number: 8565975
    Abstract: A method and a device for controlling a driver assistance system using an LKS function of a vehicle, in which the LKS function is activated within predefinable boundary values and is deactivated outside these system boundaries. According to the invention, in response to the deactivation of the LKS function during cornering of the vehicle, the LKS function is transferred from a regulation to a control, in such a way that, during the cornering, the driver continues to be supported by a system torque in the transverse guidance of the vehicle at least over a certain stretch of path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Lutz Buerkle, Tobias Rentschler, Thomas App
  • Publication number: 20130226407
    Abstract: A method for operating a vehicle, including the tasks of detecting a dynamic parameter of a preceding other vehicle, computing an assessment criterion based on the detected dynamic parameter, computing a setpoint vehicle trajectory as a function of the assessment criterion, and adjusting an actual vehicle trajectory to the setpoint vehicle trajectory. Also described is a corresponding device and a computer program.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2013
    Publication date: August 29, 2013
    Applicant: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Tobias RENTSCHLER, Melanie Gugel
  • Patent number: 8508351
    Abstract: In a method for warning the driver of a motor vehicle, the yaw rate is altered in the event of an increased risk of an accident, and the change in the yaw rate serves to warn the driver of the increased risk state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Volker Roelke, Jascha Freess, Michael Knoop, Tobias Rentschler
  • Publication number: 20130158960
    Abstract: A method for validating an illumination-range test value of a light cone of at least one headlight of a vehicle. The method includes reading in a reflection intensity of a point on at least one road marking illuminated by the light cone; generating a reflection intensity model for the road marking, based on the obtained reflection intensity and a particular distance of the point from the vehicle, the reflection intensity model being designed to assign different reflection intensities to different positions on the road marking in front of the vehicle; determining an illumination-range plausibility value, at which, according to the reflection intensity model, a reflection intensity is reached, which corresponds to a reflection-intensity threshold value; and comparing the illumination-range plausibility value to the illumination-range test value, to validate the illumination-range test value, if the illumination-range plausibility value is inside a tolerance range around the illumination-range test value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2011
    Publication date: June 20, 2013
    Inventors: Tobias Rentschler, Christian Renner
  • Patent number: 8452492
    Abstract: A driver assistance device for a vehicle having a plurality of safety functions, such as in particular an LDW function and an LKS function, in which system-related boundary values are provided for the safety functions such that when they are undershot the safety function is activated and when they are exceeded the safety function is deactivated. The boundary values are developed to be variable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2013
    Assignee: Obert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Lutz Buerkle, Tobias Rentschler, Thomas App
  • Patent number: 8364341
    Abstract: In a method for controlling a driver assistance system, the activation of LKS (lane keeping support) function may result in lateral pendulum motions of the vehicle. Zones having specified conditions are defined in a region of the traffic lane in front of the vehicle. Within the zones, a check is performed to determine whether the respective driving state of the vehicle matches the specified conditions. In the event of a match, the existence of a pendulum motion of the vehicle is assumed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2013
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Lutz Buerkle, Tobias Rentschler, Thomas App
  • Publication number: 20120206708
    Abstract: A method for detecting a lane change of a vehicle or for providing a curvature of a target line for lane guidance of a vehicle is described, the method including a step of receiving a first piece of traffic lane information which represents an optically detected first traffic lane boundary adjacent to or in front of a left-hand vehicle side and/or receiving a second piece of traffic lane information which represents an optically detected second lane boundary adjacent to or in front of a right-hand vehicle side.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2010
    Publication date: August 16, 2012
    Inventors: Volker Roelke, Tobias Rentschler
  • Patent number: 8195362
    Abstract: A method for controlling a driver assistance system having an LKS function of a vehicle is described. In the region of lane widening, a hypothetical lane which connects a starting lane to a destination lane is generated by the driver assistance system. In the region of the lane widening, the vehicle is guided along the hypothetical lane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2012
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Lutz Buerkle, Tobias Rentschler, Thomas App