Patents by Inventor Werner Uhler

Werner Uhler 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: 20190263395
    Abstract: A driver assistance system and a method for operating this driver assistance system, where signals of at least one surround sensor provided on the vehicle are evaluated, and if the evaluation reveals an increased probability of a collision with a detected object, emergency braking is automatically triggered and carried out, and in the event of an increased probability of a collision with a detected object, which lies above a second threshold value, the current vehicle position is stored, or the vehicle position within a predefined period of time after exceedance of the second threshold value is stored, and in the event of traveling through the spatial area about the vehicle position again, the stored information is taken into account for the triggering or the preparation of a warning of danger or emergency braking.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2017
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Inventors: Dieter Hoetzer, Lidia-Pilar Verdugo-Lara, Werner Uhler
  • Patent number: 9616851
    Abstract: A method for recognizing directional structures on a window pane of a vehicle is described. The method includes carrying out an assessment of image points of an image of the window pane, which image points are disposed along an evaluation path, a course of the evaluation path being dependent on an expected orientation of the directional structures on the window pane. The method further includes recognizing a directional structure based on the assessment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
    Inventors: Jad Halimeh, Michael Huelsen, Roland Schmid, Werner Uhler, Annette Frederiksen, Stephan Simon
  • Publication number: 20140321701
    Abstract: A method for recognizing directional structures on a window pane of a vehicle is described. The method includes carrying out an assessment of image points of an image of the window pane, which image points are disposed along an evaluation path, a course of the evaluation path being dependent on an expected orientation of the directional structures on the window pane. The method further includes recognizing a directional structure based on the assessment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2012
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Inventors: Jad Halimeh, Michael Huelsen, Roland Schmid, Werner Uhler, Annette Frederiksen, Stephan Simon
  • Patent number: 8275497
    Abstract: A method and device for assisting in driving a vehicle, particularly a motor vehicle, having a surroundings detector for detecting at least a partial area of the surroundings of the vehicle, an output device for the output of information concerning the vehicle surroundings obtained from the surroundings detection to a driver, and an evaluation unit for determining a risk level based on the vehicle-surroundings information. To facilitate driving of the vehicle, it is provided that at least a portion of the vehicle-surroundings information provided for determining the risk level, and the risk level determined by the evaluation unit are output continuously by the output device to the driver during operation of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Hermann Koch-Groeber, Werner Uhler, Marc Arnon, Danny Jaeger
  • Publication number: 20120026318
    Abstract: A camera system for detecting a state of a vehicle window pane is described, having at least the following: a camera having an image sensor for detecting a first radiation emitted by the vehicle surroundings and for outputting image signals; and a radiation source for emitting a second optical radiation. At least a portion of the emitted second optical radiation is detectable by the image sensor as a function of a state of the window pane. The camera system is set up in such a way that a state of the vehicle window pane is determinable on the basis of the image signals output by the image sensor during measurements in which the vehicle window pane is illuminated differently by the second optical radiation. For this purpose, an evaluation unit which determines a state of the vehicle window pane on the basis of the image signals output by the image sensor during the measurements may be provided to record the image signals and to ascertain a state of the window pane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2009
    Publication date: February 2, 2012
    Inventors: Michael Huelsen, Ulrich Seger, Matthias Karl, Annette Frederiksen, Roland Schmid, Werner Uhler, Norbert Hog
  • Patent number: 8098173
    Abstract: In a parking apparatus for a vehicle, a parking space is measured and a parking trajectory into the parking space is determined by using this apparatus. A driving space for the vehicle is captured by a camera, both the parking trajectory and a turning point situated on the parking trajectory being superimposed on the camera image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2012
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Martin Hueppauff, Christian Danz, Werner Uhler, Michael Seiter
  • Patent number: 7840354
    Abstract: A method and a device for automatic triggering of deceleration of a vehicle for preventing a collision, which is accomplished by the fact that a variable, which represents a probability of collision with another vehicle, must exceed a predefinable threshold value, and the threshold value is variable as a function of the driver's response, the current driving situation, or the ambient situation. To determine the change in the threshold value, signals from a steering angle sensor, a brake pedal sensor, an accelerator pedal sensor, a device for determining the speed of the vehicle, a device for determining the uphill or downhill slope of the road, a device for determining the vehicle yaw rate, a device for determining the vehicle float angle or a device for detecting stationary and moving objects in the vicinity of the vehicle, in particular in the area in front of the vehicle, are analyzed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2010
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Michael Knoop, Goetz Braeuchle, Hermann Winner, Michael Weilkes, Martin Heinebrodt, Werner Uhler, Joachim Thiele, Martin Staempfle, Fred Oechsle, Ulf Wilhelm
  • Patent number: 7760113
    Abstract: The invention relates to an apparatus for assisting a parking-space entry operation of a vehicle, comprising a back-up camera for acquiring a back-up image reproducing the space behind the vehicle, and comprising a screen for displaying the back-up image, a decision mark for a first steering input of the parking-space entry operation, which mark is to be brought into coincidence with at least a part of a boundary of a parking space, being depictable on the screen in superimposition with the back-up image. To assist entry into tight parking spaces, it is proposed that multiple decision marks for the first steering input be depictable simultaneously on the screen, which marks correspond respectively to a different minimum number of turns to be performed for the parking-space entry operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2010
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventor: Werner Uhler
  • Patent number: 7729841
    Abstract: In a method and a device for predicting movement trajectories of a vehicle to prevent or reduce the consequences of an imminent collision, in which for predicting the movement trajectories, only those trajectories are considered for which, because of a combination of steering intervention and braking intervention, the forces occurring at the wheels of the vehicle are within the range corresponding to the maximum force transferable from the wheel to the road. Particularly for systems which provide an automatic braking and/or steering intervention for avoiding a collision or reducing the severity of a crash with another object, an automatic braking and/or steering intervention is carried out as a function of the pre-calculated movement trajectories.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2010
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Michael Knoop, Goetz Braeuchle, Hermann Winner, Michael Weilkes, Martin Heinebrodt, Werner Uhler, Wolfgang Hermsen, Joachim Thiele, Martin Staempfle, Fred Oechsle, Ulf Wilhelm
  • Patent number: 7706954
    Abstract: A speed controller for motor vehicles having an input device for the input of a desired speed Vset by the driver, and having a plurality of operating modes which are able to be activated in different speed ranges and differ in their functional scope. A change in the operating mode, which results in the loss of a safety-relevant function, is provided or enabled by a command of the driver, characterized by a decision unit, which, in the light of predefined criteria, determines whether a change in the desired speed Vset, which is input by the driver, is to be interpreted as a command for changing the operating mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2010
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Harald Michi, Michael Scherl, Michael Weilkes, Werner Uhler
  • Publication number: 20100013670
    Abstract: In a parking apparatus for a vehicle, a parking space is measured and a parking trajectory into the parking space is determined by using this apparatus. A driving space for the vehicle is captured by a camera, both the parking trajectory and a turning point situated on the parking trajectory being superimposed on the camera image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2006
    Publication date: January 21, 2010
    Inventors: Martin Hueppauff, Christian Danz, Werner Uhler, Michael Seiter
  • Publication number: 20090299569
    Abstract: An apparatus is described for assisting driving of a vehicle having at least two driver assistance systems and having an output device or element for communicating information items of at least one of the driver assistance systems to a driver of the vehicle. To relieve the strain on the driver, a control device or element, configured as an information coordinator and connected at its input side to the driver assistance systems and at its output side to the output device is provided for controlling information items of the driver assistance systems to be communicated to the driver.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2006
    Publication date: December 3, 2009
    Inventors: Peter Knoll, Hans-Peter Grabsch, Uwe Beutnagel-Buchner, Werner Uhler, Arnd Engeln, Jan Egelhaaf, Marc Arnon, Markus Rossmeier, Michael Dorna, Sebastian Enders
  • Publication number: 20090187343
    Abstract: A method and device for assisting in driving a vehicle, particularly a motor vehicle, having a surroundings detector for detecting at least a partial area of the surroundings of the vehicle, an output device for the output of information concerning the vehicle surroundings obtained from the surroundings detection to a driver, and an evaluation unit for determining a risk level based on the vehicle-surroundings information. To facilitate driving of the vehicle, it is provided that at least a portion of the vehicle-surroundings information provided for determining the risk level, and the risk level determined by the evaluation unit are output continuously by the output device to the driver during operation of the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2007
    Publication date: July 23, 2009
    Inventors: Hermann Koch-Groeber, Werner Uhler, Marc Arnon, Danny Jaeger
  • Patent number: 7554484
    Abstract: An object detection system, in particular for a motor vehicle, has multiple object detectors and/or operating modes with which different detection ranges and/or detection zones are detected. In this case, an object detector is preferably a radar sensor which has a relatively large detection range with a relatively small angular detection zone in a first operating mode and has a detection range that is small relative to the first with an enlarged angular detection zone in a second operating mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2009
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Uwe Zimmermann, Achim Pruksch, Werner Uhler
  • Patent number: 7472018
    Abstract: A method is provided for generating control variables for guiding a motor vehicle as a function of input quantities representing the traffic situation, and as a function of dynamically changeable parameters. The method provides that a single evaluation quantity is formed from a set of a plurality of input quantities, and a plurality of the parameters are determined on the basis of the single evaluation quantity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2008
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Harald Michi, Michael Scherl, Michael Weilkes, Werner Uhler
  • Publication number: 20080094252
    Abstract: The invention relates to an apparatus for assisting a parking-space entry operation of a vehicle, comprising a back-up camera for acquiring a back-up image reproducing the space behind the vehicle, and comprising a screen for displaying the back-up image, a decision mark for a first steering input of the parking-space entry operation, which mark is to be brought into coincidence with at least a part of a boundary of a parking space, being depictable on the screen in superimposition with the back-up image. To assist entry into tight parking spaces, it is proposed that multiple decision marks for the first steering input be depictable simultaneously on the screen, which marks correspond respectively to a different minimum number of turns to be performed for the parking-space entry operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2005
    Publication date: April 24, 2008
    Inventor: Werner Uhler
  • Patent number: 7363194
    Abstract: A control/evaluation system for a set of sensors, in particular in motor vehicles, has a plurality of areas, each of which has at least one controller and a plurality of sensor devices connected thereto; the controllers may be connected to each other for a common application function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2008
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Michael Schlick, Juergen Hoetzel, Uwe Zimmermann, Rainer Moritz, Bernhard Lucas, Tore Toennesen, Hermann Winner, Martin Hueppauff, Werner Uhler, Joachim Bulla, Dirk Schmid
  • Patent number: 7343996
    Abstract: A vehicle is described, having at least one sensor for detecting the vehicle environment and having a motion-state actuator for acting on the motion state of the vehicle, the motion-state actuator being provided to act on the motion state of the vehicle in the event of activation of the motion-state actuator, the information detected by the sensor being provided for activating the motion-state actuator when it is intended for the vehicle to turn off and traffic is obstructing such a turning-off action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2008
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Albrecht Klotz, Michael Weilkes, Werner Uhler
  • Patent number: 7340380
    Abstract: A method and a device for the exchange and the processing in common of object data between sensors and a processing unit, position data and/or speed data and/or additional object attributes (size, identification, markings) of sensor objects and fusion objects being transmitted and processed between or among the various component parts of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2008
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Albrecht Klotz, Werner Uhler, Martin Staempfle
  • Patent number: 7321818
    Abstract: A cruise control system for motor vehicles is described, having a sensor device for measuring the vehicle's operating parameters and for measuring the distance to an object located in front of the vehicle, and having a controller for controlling the vehicle's speed or acceleration as a function of the measured operating parameters and distance data, the controller having a stop-and-go function for automatically controlling driving off, rolling, and stopping as a function of the movements of the object, and being designed for the purpose of continuously checking the sensor device during the stop-and-go operation for one or multiple predefined conditions which contradict a safe stop-and-go operation, and which, in the presence of such a condition, initiates a procedure for the shutdown of the stop-and-go function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2008
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Harald Michi, Hermann Winner, Michael Weilkes, Werner Uhler