Patents by Inventor Werner Urban

Werner Urban 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: 20210162991
    Abstract: A method for avoiding a collision of a vehicle with an obstacle, using at least one ultrasonic sensor. Reflection points are determined during a movement of the vehicle, the reflection points representing locations at which a signal of an ultrasonic sensor was reflected. The reflection points are combined into contiguous, linearly extending wall sections, a wall section having two ends. Furthermore, it is determined whether an end of a wall section is open or closed. The progression abutting an open end of a wall section is extrapolated, and virtual collision points between the vehicle and the extrapolated progression of the wall sections are ascertained. An initiation of a brake intervention follows if a collision with a virtual collision point is imminent. A driver assistance system including at least one ultrasonic sensor configured to carry out the method, and a vehicle including such a driver assistance system, are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2019
    Publication date: June 3, 2021
    Applicant: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Jianda Wang, Juergen Schmidt, Tom Reimann, Werner Urban
  • Publication number: 20190391260
    Abstract: A method for monitoring the surroundings of a vehicle, the surroundings behind the vehicle being detected with the aid of ultrasonic sensors and with the aid of at least one imaging sensor, a warning signal being output when an object that has a distance to the vehicle smaller than a predefined minimum distance is detected with the aid of ultrasonic sensors, a trailer of the vehicle being recognized with the aid of the imaging sensor, and the warning signal not being output when the object is the trailer recognized by the imaging sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2018
    Publication date: December 26, 2019
    Inventors: Juergen Schmidt, Tom Reimann, Werner Urban
  • Patent number: 9910149
    Abstract: A method for mapping surroundings of a vehicle, objects in the surroundings of the vehicle being detected with the aid of sensors and particular detected objects being described by two coordinate points and also by a position fuzziness assigned to the particular coordinate point, the coordinate points and the position fuzziness values being stored in an interface in the form of data which may be accessed by driver assistance systems of the vehicle. A method is also described for ascertaining the collision probability of a vehicle with an object, in which the surroundings of the vehicle are initially mapped using the method for mapping the surroundings of a vehicle, a travel path to be traveled by the vehicle is ascertained in a subsequent step, and the degree of overlap between the object and the travel path and also the collision probability are finally determined, taking the position fuzziness into account.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
    Inventors: Christian Pampus, Dirk Schmid, Michael Scherl, Werner Urban, Meike Fehse, Uwe Zimmermann, Michael Schoenherr
  • Patent number: 9168567
    Abstract: The invention relates to improved polymer membranes, to processes for production thereof and to the use thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Sigmar Bräuninger, Werner Urban
  • Patent number: 8751134
    Abstract: For regulating the speed of a motor vehicle, a control apparatus is equipped with an object detection system, and the reference speed is determined as a function of at least one preceding vehicle in the evaluation region of the object detection system, such that upon recognition of an imminent lane change by the regulated vehicle, vehicles in the adjacent destination lane are additionally taken into consideration for calculation of the reference speed by expanding the evaluation region in the direction of the destination lane, and consideration is given only to vehicles in the destination lane whose distance from the regulated vehicle is less than a predetermined distance value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Stephan Dorenkamp, Thomas Gruber, Werner Urban, Juergen Boecker
  • Patent number: 8718919
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus for lane recognition for a vehicle that is equipped with an adaptive distance and speed control system are provided, the adaptive distance and speed controller having conveyed to it, using an object detection system, the relative speed of detected objects, a variable for determining the lateral offset of the detected objects with respect to the longitudinal vehicle axis, and the speed of the host vehicle. From the relative speed of the objects and the host-vehicle speed, a determination is made as to whether an object is oncoming, stationary, or moving in the same direction as the host vehicle. In combination with the calculated lateral offset of the detected object with respect to the longitudinal vehicle axis, the number of lanes present and the lane currently being traveled in by the host vehicle are determined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Thilo Leineweber, Werner Urban, Ruediger-Walter Henn, Goetz Braeuchle, Martin Heinebrodt
  • Patent number: 8487782
    Abstract: A method for detecting objects having a low height, using a system for obstacle detection in vehicles, the system for obstacle detection including distance sensors for ascertaining the distance from objects and an arrangement for evaluation. The method includes performing the following: (a) continually recording the distance from an object using the distance sensors or recording the distance from an object at specified intervals, (b) checking whether the object continues to be recorded by the distance sensors when approaching the vehicle, in response to falling below a specified distance, or whether it vanishes from the detection range of the distance sensors, (c) detecting the object, which vanishes from the detection range of the distance sensors, as being an object of low height. Also described is a method for supporting a driver during a driving maneuver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Christian Pampus, Werner Urban, Meike Fehse, Bjoern Herder, Marco Knoblauch, Soenke Seifarth
  • Publication number: 20120303258
    Abstract: A method for mapping surroundings of a vehicle, objects in the surroundings of the vehicle being detected with the aid of sensors and particular detected objects being described by two coordinate points and also by a position fuzziness assigned to the particular coordinate point, the coordinate points and the position fuzziness values being stored in an interface in the form of data which may be accessed by driver assistance systems of the vehicle. A method is also described for ascertaining the collision probability of a vehicle with an object, in which the surroundings of the vehicle are initially mapped using the method for mapping the surroundings of a vehicle, a travel path to be traveled by the vehicle is ascertained in a subsequent step, and the degree of overlap between the object and the travel path and also the collision probability are finally determined, taking the position fuzziness into account.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2010
    Publication date: November 29, 2012
    Inventors: Christian Pampus, Dirk Schmid, Michael Scherl, Werner Urban, Meike Fehse, Uwe Zimmermann, Michael Schoenherr
  • Patent number: 8131444
    Abstract: A method for a driver assistance system of a motor vehicle includes the following steps: on the basis of a digital map of a navigation system, verifying whether there is a turn option, and, if there is a turn option, analyzing the dynamic data, measured by a locating system, of a preceding vehicle and calculating a turn probability for the preceding vehicle on the basis of these data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2012
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Werner Urban, Holger Hofmann, Brendan Gibson
  • Patent number: 8126640
    Abstract: A method for travel course prediction in a motor vehicle having a position finding system for objects situated ahead of the vehicle is provided. In accordance with the method, a function describing the shape of the roadside is calculated on the basis of measured distance data and angle data for stationary roadside targets, wherein multiple stationary targets are identified and tracked. The path of the road is estimated for various subsets of the set of tracked stationary targets, under the assumption that these stationary targets are situated along the roadside, and roadside targets are differentiated from interfering objects on the basis of the plausibility of the resulting possible shapes of the roadside, the most probable shape of the roadside being determined on the basis of the roadside targets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2012
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Hermann Winner, Werner Urban, Jens Lueder, Alexander Maass
  • Publication number: 20110318661
    Abstract: A membrane electrode assembly, comprising at least one phosphoric acid-containing polymer electrolyte membrane and at least one gas diffusion electrode, said gas diffusion electrode comprising: i. at least one catalyst layer and ii. at least one gas diffusion medium having at least two gas diffusion layers, the first gas diffusion layer comprising an electrically conductive macroporous layer in which the pores have a mean pore diameter in the range from 10 ?m to 30 ?m, the second gas diffusion layer comprising an electrically conductive macroporous layer in which the pores have a mean pore diameter in the range from 10 ?m to 30 ?m, the gas diffusion medium comprising polytetrafluoroethylene, the first gas diffusion layer having a higher polytetrafluoroethylene concentration than the second gas diffusion layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2010
    Publication date: December 29, 2011
    Applicant: BASF SE
    Inventors: Oemer Uensal, Sigmar Bräuninger, Werner Urban, Jennifer Dahl, Lucas Montag, Stefan Herzog
  • Patent number: 8065084
    Abstract: A method for determining the plausibility of objects in driver assistance systems of motor vehicles includes the steps of statistically analyzing the lateral offsets (Y) of stationary objects to detect left and right roadway boundaries, analyzing the lateral offsets (Y_H) of moving objects to detect any adjacent lanes, calculating a probability value Q_R that the host vehicle is in the extreme right traffic lane of the roadway and a probability value Q_L that the host vehicle is in the extreme left traffic lane, and varying the width and/or lateral position of the travel route envelope as a function of the probability values Q_R and Q_L.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2011
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Werner Urban, Ruediger-Walter Henn, Viktor Moser
  • Publication number: 20110217620
    Abstract: The invention relates to improved polymer membranes, to processes for production thereof and to the use thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2011
    Publication date: September 8, 2011
    Applicant: BASF SE
    Inventors: Sigmar BRAEUNINGER, Werner URBAN
  • Publication number: 20110196589
    Abstract: In a method for compensating for volume changes of a hydraulic fluid in an actuating device used for actuating a clutch, which actuating device includes a master cylinder, an actuator connected to a piston of the master cylinder, and a slave cylinder hydraulically connected to the master cylinder for disengaging the clutch. The position of the piston of the master cylinder is corrected as a function of temperature and that the actuating device include an element for the temperature-dependent correction of the position of the piston of the master cylinder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2009
    Publication date: August 11, 2011
    Inventors: Werner Urban, Mykhaylo Klymenko
  • Publication number: 20110121994
    Abstract: A method for detecting objects having a low height, using a system for obstacle detection in vehicles, the system for obstacle detection including distance sensors for ascertaining the distance from objects and an arrangement for evaluation. The method includes performing the following: (a) continually recording the distance from an object using the distance sensors or recording the distance from an object at specified intervals, (b) checking whether the object continues to be recorded by the distance sensors when approaching the vehicle, in response to falling below a specified distance, or whether it vanishes from the detection range of the distance sensors, (c) detecting the object, which vanishes from the detection range of the distance sensors, as being an object of low height. Also described is a method for supporting a driver during a driving maneuver.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2010
    Publication date: May 26, 2011
    Inventors: Christian Pampus, Werner Urban, Meike Fehse, Bjoern Herder, Marco Knoblauch, Soenke Seifarth
  • Publication number: 20100299043
    Abstract: For regulating the speed of a motor vehicle, a control apparatus is equipped with an object detection system, and the reference speed is determined as a function of at least one preceding vehicle in the evaluation region of the object detection system, such that upon recognition of an imminent lane change by the regulated vehicle, vehicles in the adjacent destination lane are additionally taken into consideration for calculation of the reference speed by expanding the evaluation region in the direction of the destination lane, and consideration is given only to vehicles in the destination lane whose distance from the regulated vehicle is less than a predetermined distance value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2007
    Publication date: November 25, 2010
    Applicant: ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
    Inventors: Stephan Dorenkamp, Thomas Gruber, Werner Urban, Juergen Boecker
  • Publication number: 20100216048
    Abstract: The invention relates to a process for producing a membrane-electrode assembly comprising an anode catalyst layer (13), a polymer electrolyte membrane (1) and a cathode catalyst layer (14) and to a fuel cell comprising such a membrane-electrode assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2007
    Publication date: August 26, 2010
    Applicant: BASF SE
    Inventors: Sigmar Braeuninger, Gunter Bechtloff, Werner Urban
  • Publication number: 20100057321
    Abstract: In a method for providing assistance during a passing maneuver of a motor vehicle having an adaptive cruise control device, the following method steps are used: a preceding object is ascertained as a target object, a distance of the motor vehicle to the target object is ascertained, a relative velocity between the motor vehicle and the target object is ascertained, and a plausibility check corridor is narrowed as a function of the distance and the relative velocity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2007
    Publication date: March 4, 2010
    Inventors: Martin Randler, Werner Urban
  • Publication number: 20090204304
    Abstract: A method for a driver assistance system of a motor vehicle includes the following steps: on the basis of a digital map of a navigation system, verifying whether there is a turn option, and, if there is a turn option, analyzing the dynamic data, measured by a locating system, of a preceding vehicle and calculating a turn probability for the preceding vehicle on the basis of these data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2006
    Publication date: August 13, 2009
    Inventors: Werner Urban, Holger Hofmann, Brendan Gibson
  • Patent number: 7519758
    Abstract: An apparatus and a method for transmitting measurement data between an object-detection device and an evaluation device are provided, the evaluation device sending to the object-detection device one or more data packets with the object identifiers relevant for the evaluation device, the object-detection device inserting the current measurement data of the detected objects into a fixed, predetermined number of data packets, the objects, which the evaluation device with the aid of the object identifiers marked as relevant, being entered preferentially, and the apparatus outputting the data packet to a data bus via the connector element to the data bus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2009
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Robert Erhart, Werner Urban, Albrecht Irion, Dirk John, Peter Petschnigg, Daniel Pindado