Patents by Inventor Torsten Bertram

Torsten Bertram 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: 10449960
    Abstract: A control system that is suitable for use in a host motor vehicle (10) is configured and intended for detecting (S100) another motor vehicle (20), using the road, located in front of the host motor vehicle (10) by means of the at least one surroundings sensor, determining (S106) a lateral movement of the other motor vehicle (20) relative to a lane (12, 16) in which the other motor vehicle (20) or the host motor vehicle (10) is present, and computing (S108) a movement-based likelihood of a lane change by the other motor vehicle (20), based on the determined lateral movement of the other motor vehicle (20).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: TRW AUTOMOTIVE GMBH
    Inventors: Martin Keller, Christian Goette, Torsten Bertram, Andreas Homann, Christian Wissing, Karl-Heinz Glander, Carsten Hass, Till Nattermann, Markus Buss
  • Patent number: 10381145
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a method for determining a switching function for a sliding mode controller for controlling a controlled variable of a system, the switching function being selected as a function of a control deviation of the controlled variable and its time derivatives up to at least the second order and on the basis of initial control dynamics of the system, coefficients of the switching function being represented by means of poles of a closed control loop of the system, the poles each being selected as a function of the control deviation, and desired control dynamics of the system being set by shifting at least one first pole of the poles, and to such a sliding mode controller and to a use of such a controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Torsten Bertram, Ingo Glowatzky, Christoph Krimpmann, Georg Schoppel
  • Patent number: 10345814
    Abstract: A control system which for use in a host motor vehicle is configured and intended for recognizing motor vehicles traveling ahead, to the side, and/or behind and preferably stationary objects situated ahead, based on surroundings data obtained from at least one surroundings sensor associated with the host motor vehicle. The at least one surroundings sensor is configured for providing an electronic controller of the control system with surroundings data that represent an area in front of the host motor vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: TRW AUTOMOTIVE GMBH
    Inventors: Martin Keller, Christian Goette, Torsten Bertram, Andreas Homann, Christian Wissing, Karl-Heinz Glander, Carsten Hass, Till Nattermann, Markus Buss
  • Patent number: 10246088
    Abstract: A control system which for use in a host motor vehicle is configured and intended for recognizing motor vehicles traveling ahead, to the side, and/or behind and preferably stationary objects situated ahead, based on surroundings data obtained from at least one surroundings sensor associated with the host motor vehicle. The at least one surroundings sensor is configured for providing an electronic controller of the control system with surroundings data that represent an area in front of, next to, or behind the host motor vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: TRW AUTOMOTIVE GmbH
    Inventors: Martin Keller, Christian Goette, Torsten Bertram, Andreas Homann, Christian Wissing, Karl-Heinz Glander, Carsten Hass, Till Nattermann, Markus Buss
  • Publication number: 20180043886
    Abstract: A control system which for use in a host motor vehicle is configured and intended for recognizing motor vehicles traveling ahead, to the side, and/or behind and preferably stationary objects situated ahead, based on surroundings data obtained from at least one surroundings sensor associated with the host motor vehicle. The at least one surroundings sensor is configured for providing an electronic controller of the control system with surroundings data that represent an area in front of, next to, or behind the host motor vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2017
    Publication date: February 15, 2018
    Inventors: Martin Keller, Christian Goette, Torsten Bertram, Andreas Homann, Christian Wissing, Karl-Heinz Glander, Carsten Hass, Till Nattermann, Markus Buss
  • Publication number: 20180043890
    Abstract: A control system that is suitable for use in a host motor vehicle (10) Is configured and intended for detecting (S100) another motor vehicle (20), using the road, located in front of the host motor vehicle (10) by means of the at least one surroundings sensor, determining (S106) a lateral movement of the other motor vehicle (20) relative to a lane (12, 16) in which the other motor vehicle (20) or the host motor vehicle (10) is present, and computing (S108) a movement-based likelihood of a lane change by the other motor vehicle (20), based on the determined lateral movement of the other motor vehicle (20).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2017
    Publication date: February 15, 2018
    Inventors: Martin Keller, Christian Goette, Torsten Bertram, Andreas Homann, Christian Wissing, Karl-Heinz Glander, Carsten Hass, Till Nattermann, Markus Buss
  • Publication number: 20180046192
    Abstract: A control system which for use in a host motor vehicle is configured and intended for recognizing motor vehicles traveling ahead, to the side, and/or behind and preferably stationary objects situated ahead, based on surroundings data obtained from at least one surroundings sensor associated with the host motor vehicle. The at least one surroundings sensor is configured for providing an electronic controller of the control system with surroundings data that represent an area in front of the host motor vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2017
    Publication date: February 15, 2018
    Inventors: Martin Keller, Christian Goette, Torsten Bertram, Andreas Homann, Christian Wissing, Karl-Heinz Glander, Carsten Hass, Till Nattermann, Markus Buss
  • Publication number: 20180046191
    Abstract: A control system for use in a host motor vehicle (10) is configured and intended for ascertaining an instantaneous driving situation of the host motor vehicle (10) and determining a trajectory (42) for the host motor vehicle (10) that the host motor vehicle (10) is to follow for carrying out a driving maneuver, in accordance with the ascertained instantaneous driving situation of the host motor vehicle (10), a desired driving situation of the host motor vehicle (10), the driving dynamics of the host motor vehicle (10), and the surroundings data (64). The control system is further configured and intended for generating at least one associated signal (61) that assists a driver of the host motor vehicle in controlling the host motor vehicle (10) in order to follow the trajectory (42), or generating at least one associated control command (61) that causes the host motor vehicle (10) to autonomously follow the trajectory (42), essentially simultaneously with determining the trajectory (42).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2017
    Publication date: February 15, 2018
    Inventors: Martin Keller, Christian Goette, Torsten Bertram, Andreas Homann, Christian Wissing, Karl-Heinz Glander, Carsten Hass, Till Nattermann, Markus Buss
  • Patent number: 9731762
    Abstract: A control device for a land vehicle is described. The control device is set up to control at least one actuator of the land vehicle on the basis of an avoidance trajectory calculated by the control device in order to support a driver of the land vehicle during an evasive maneuver. The control device is also set up to receive sensor signals of at least one sensor; to generate an environmental model from the received sensor signals; to determine the position of an object relative to a current position of the land vehicle in the generated environmental model; and to calculate a preliminary avoidance trajectory. In the calculation of the preliminary avoidance trajectory, the current position of the land vehicle in the generated environmental model constitutes the starting point of the preliminary avoidance trajectory. A preliminary end point of the preliminary avoidance trajectory is determined on the basis of the determined position of the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: TRW Automotive GmbH
    Inventors: Carsten Hass, Torsten Bertram, Martin Keller
  • Publication number: 20160280265
    Abstract: A control device for a land vehicle is described. The control device is set up to control at least one actuator of the land vehicle on the basis of an avoidance trajectory calculated by the control device in order to support a driver of the land vehicle during an evasive maneuver. The control device is also set up to receive sensor signals of at least one sensor; to generate an environmental model from the received sensor signals; to determine the position of an object relative to a current position of the land vehicle in the generated environmental model; and to calculate a preliminary avoidance trajectory. In the calculation of the preliminary avoidance trajectory, the current position of the land vehicle in the generated environmental model constitutes the starting point of the preliminary avoidance trajectory. A preliminary end point of the preliminary avoidance trajectory is determined on the basis of the determined position of the object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2014
    Publication date: September 29, 2016
    Inventors: Carsten Hass, Torsten Bertram, Martin Keller
  • Publication number: 20160266600
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a method for determining a switching function for a sliding mode controller for controlling a controlled variable of a system, the switching function being selected as a function of a control deviation of the controlled variable and its time derivatives up to at least the second order and on the basis of initial control dynamics of the system, coefficients of the switching function being represented by means of poles of a closed control loop of the system, the poles each being selected as a function of the control deviation, and desired control dynamics of the system being set by shifting at least one first pole of the poles, and to such a sliding mode controller and to a use of such a controller.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2016
    Publication date: September 15, 2016
    Inventors: Torsten Bertram, Ingo Glowatzky, Christoph Krimpmann, Georg Schoppel
  • Patent number: 7188016
    Abstract: A method and an arrangement are disclosed for modeling a mechatronic system in a motor vehicle in the context of an object-based ordering concept as a mapping in the unified modeling language. The elements of the CARTRONICĀ® with components and envelopes as their classes or objects and orders (with feedback), inquiries (with hint) and requests as their communication relationship are presented based on examples together with the essential rules from the overall control rules. A mapping requirement in the UML elements is shown for these modeling elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2007
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Pio Torre Flores, Juergen Schirmer, Michael Walther, Holger Huelser, Torsten Bertram, Marc Heckes, Joerg Petersen
  • Publication number: 20040030461
    Abstract: A method and an arrangement are disclosed for modeling a mechatronic system in a motor vehicle in the context of an object-based ordering concept as a mapping in the unified modeling language. The elements of the CARTRONIC® with components and envelopes as their classes or objects and orders (with feedback), inquiries (with hint) and requests as their communication relationship are presented based on examples together with the essential rules from the overall control rules. A mapping requirement in the UML elements is shown for these modeling elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2002
    Publication date: February 12, 2004
    Inventors: Pio Torre Flores, Juergen Schirmer, Michael Walther, Holger Huelser, Torsten Bertram, Marc Heckes, Joerg Petersen
  • Patent number: 6679344
    Abstract: A method and a device are presented for power distribution in a motor vehicle having at least one battery and at least one generator. In this case a hierarchical control structure is used which has a higher-level component and a component on a lower level for the control of the at least one generator and the at least one battery. Between the higher-level and the lower-level components, specified interfaces with specified communication relations are provided. Communication relations are specified as instructions which are to be executed by the components to which they are addressed. Requests should be met by the components to which they are addressed, and queries are answered by the queried components. The power or voltage is set between the component of the at least one generator and the higher-level component as an instruction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2000
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2004
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Torsten Bertram, Clemens Schmucker, Rolf Maier-Landgrebe, Torsten Baumann
  • Patent number: 6301528
    Abstract: A method and an arrangement for controlling electrical consumers in a vehicle are suggested with a control structure being provided for the consumers, the control structure including at least a higher-ranking consumer management which receives requests from the consumers with respect to the consumer power individually or as sums. The control structure further includes a coordinator for the vehicle electrical system and the power generation thereof, the coordinator receiving the sum of the requested electric consumer power from the consumer management. The coordinator of the vehicle electrical system adjusts the requested electric power via orders to the vehicle electrical system components and the consumer management takes the generated electrical power via control of the consumers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2000
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2001
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Torsten Bertram, Clemens Schmucker, Rolf Maier-Landgrebe, Torsten Baumann
  • Patent number: 6154688
    Abstract: The invention is directed to a method and an arrangement for controlling a motor vehicle. Several components are arranged in a command hierarchy and the commands for the components flow only from a higher abstraction level into a lower abstraction level and from a higher hierarchial level into a lower hierarchial level. Each component has only one command generator. The components operator-controlled elements are arranged in the command hierarchy as low as possible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 1998
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2000
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Peter Dominke, Holger Bellmann, Jens-Olaf Mueller, Torsten Bertram, Asmus Volkart, Christian Grosse, Wolfgang Hermsen
  • Patent number: 6092006
    Abstract: A control system for a motor vehicle has several components for carrying out different tasks to control the vehicle. The data, which are necessary from the components, are acquired independently by the components either via data interrogation or via request relationships.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 1998
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2000
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Peter Dominke, Holger Bellmann, Jens-Olaf Mueller, Torsten Bertram, Asmus Volkart, Christian Grosse, Wolfgang Hermsen
  • Patent number: 5991669
    Abstract: A method and an arrangement for controlling a vehicle includes at least one source for at least one resource and at least one consumer which consumes the resource. At least one coordinator is provided which allocates the resource to the consumer in dependence upon the capacity of the source and the resource demand of the consumer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 1998
    Date of Patent: November 23, 1999
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Peter Dominke, Holger Bellmann, Jens-Olaf Mueller, Torsten Bertram, Asmus Volkart, Christian Grosse, Wolfgang Hermsen