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1.

Knowledge-Driven and Self-Supervised System for Question-Answering

      
Application Number 17091499
Status Pending
Filing Date 2020-11-06
First Publication Date 2022-05-12
Owner Robert Bosch GmbH (Germany)
Inventor
  • Oltramari, Alessandro
  • Francis, Jonathan
  • Ma, Kaixin
  • Llievski, Filip

Abstract

A computer-implemented system and method relates to natural language processing. The computer-implemented system and method are configured to obtain a current data structure from a global knowledge graph, which comprises various knowledge graphs. The current data structure includes a current head element, a current relationship element, and a current tail element. A sentence is obtained based on the current data structure. A question is generated by removing the current tail element from the sentence. A correct answer is generated for the question. The correct answer includes the current tail element. A pool of data structures is extracted from the global knowledge graph based on a set of distractor criteria. The set of distractor criteria ensures that each extracted data structure includes the current relationship element. Tail elements from the pool of data structures are extracted to create a pool of distractor candidates. A set of distractors are selected from the pool of distractor candidates. A query task is created that includes the question and a set of response options. The set of response options include the correct answer and the set of distractors. The query task is included in a training set. A machine learning system is trained with the training set. The machine learning system is configured to receive the query task and respond to the question with a predicted answer that is selected from among the set of response options.

IPC Classes  ?

2.

METHOD OF DETERMINING LIFETIME OF ELECTRICAL AND MECHANICAL COMPONENTS

      
Application Number 17091037
Status Pending
Filing Date 2020-11-06
First Publication Date 2022-05-12
Owner Robert Bosch GmbH (Germany)
Inventor Kotik, Mark

Abstract

The disclosure is directed to systems and methods by which the lifetime, e.g., remaining life or amount of life used, of variable use items, such as rechargeable batteries, battery relays, vehicles and power tools, can be determined that takes into account the conditions of the use of the item. The systems and methods involve an algorithm that can be described as accumulating points based on the real time utilization of the item, e.g., rechargeable battery, battery relay, vehicle, or power tool, and when an agreed-upon number of points have been accumulated, the item can be considered to be at end of life or end of warranty.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G01R 31/392 - Determining battery ageing or deterioration, e.g. state of health
  • G01R 31/396 - Acquisition or processing of data for testing or for monitoring individual cells or groups of cells within a battery
  • G01R 31/382 - Arrangements for monitoring battery or accumulator variables, e.g. SoC
  • G01R 31/00 - Arrangements for testing electric properties; Arrangements for locating electric faults; Arrangements for electrical testing characterised by what is being tested not provided for elsewhere

3.

12V BATTERY END OF LIFE PREDICTION WITH CONNECTED SERVICES

      
Application Number 17094418
Status Pending
Filing Date 2020-11-10
First Publication Date 2022-05-12
Owner Robert Bosch GmbH (Germany)
Inventor
  • Martin, Pascal Stephan
  • Schilling, Troy
  • Motz, Juergen
  • Schmucker, Clemens Hermann
  • Koller, Oliver Dieter
  • Heidinger, Frederic

Abstract

In a number of embodiments, mathematical certainty and confidence to the prediction of battery failure due to a predicted future temperature drop is provided. A connected service may be used by a vehicle to obtain an accurate temperature forecast that will help predict a discrepancy between needed and available cold cranking amps to start a vehicle engine. If a determination is made, based at least upon a temperature forecast and battery health, that the battery will yield insufficient cranking amps to start a vehicle engine in the near future and may not be sufficiently rechargeable, a recommendation that the battery be replaced may be made in advance of the battery's end of life.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G07C 5/00 - Registering or indicating the working of vehicles
  • G01R 31/367 - Software therefor, e.g. for battery testing using modelling or look-up tables
  • G01R 31/389 - Measuring internal impedance, internal conductance or related variables
  • G01R 31/371 - Arrangements for testing, measuring or monitoring the electrical condition of accumulators or electric batteries, e.g. capacity or state of charge [SoC] with remote indication, e.g. on external chargers

4.

DATA PROCESSING DEVICE AND METHOD FOR OPERATING A DATA PROCESSING DEVICE

      
Application Number 17423649
Status Pending
Filing Date 2020-01-08
First Publication Date 2022-05-12
Owner Robert Bosch GmbH (Germany)
Inventor
  • Hayek, Jan
  • Grad, Anton Roman

Abstract

A method for ascertaining a randomized digital data stream. The method includes ascertaining a first bit stream as a function of an analog input data stream; ascertaining a second randomized bit stream as a function of the first bit stream, the second randomized bit stream being ascertained in a non-periodic temporal sequence; ascertaining a first digital data stream as a function of the second randomized bit stream; ascertaining a second digital data stream including pseudo random numbers; and ascertaining the randomized digital data stream as a function of the first digital data stream and as a function of the second digital data stream.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G06F 7/58 - Random or pseudo-random number generators
  • H03K 3/84 - Generating pulses having a predetermined statistical distribution of a parameter, e.g. random pulse generators

5.

METHOD FOR DETECTING AN UNAUTHORIZED PHYSICAL ACCESS TO A BUS SYSTEM

      
Application Number 17450573
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-10-12
First Publication Date 2022-05-12
Owner Robert Bosch GmbH (Germany)
Inventor
  • Aue, Axel
  • Becker, Eugen

Abstract

A method for detecting an unauthorized physical access to a bus system. The method including: acquiring a measuring signal which assumes a first state when the voltage signal lies above a threshold voltage and a second state when the voltage signal does not; detecting a test-level sequence in the voltage signal; forming a measuring-signal pattern based on the measuring signal; comparing the measuring-signal pattern to a reference pattern that is assigned to the detected test-level sequence and was determined based on a reference measuring signal for the test-level sequence in a state of the bus system in which no unauthorized physical access was present; and determining that a possible unauthorized physical access is present if the measuring-signal pattern and the reference pattern differ from each other in one or more predetermined properties by more than a specific tolerance.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G06F 21/55 - Detecting local intrusion or implementing counter-measures
  • G06F 7/57 - Arithmetic logic units [ALU], i.e. arrangements or devices for performing two or more of the operations covered by groups  or for performing logical operations

6.

MICROMECHANICAL SENSOR ELEMENT

      
Application Number 17452929
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-10-29
First Publication Date 2022-05-12
Owner Robert Bosch GmbH (Germany)
Inventor Reinmuth, Jochen

Abstract

A micromechanical sensor element includes a substrate, a first structure movably arranged on the substrate, a second structure movably arranged on the substrate and an electrode arrangement, situated on the substrate in a fixed manner, which includes at least one first electrode. The movably arranged structures are coupled with each other by at least one coupling element in such a way that, upon a deflection of the first movably arranged structure along a first direction, the second movably arranged structure undergoes a deflection along an opposite direction. The first electrode includes a plurality of electrode surfaces. The movably arranged structures each include a plurality of movable electrode surfaces. The substrate-fixed electrode surfaces and the movable electrode surfaces engage with each other. The movable electrode surfaces are each situated on sides of the electrode surfaces of the substrate-fixed electrode arrangement facing away from the movably arranged structures.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B81B 3/00 - Devices comprising flexible or deformable elements, e.g. comprising elastic tongues or membranes
  • G01P 15/125 - Measuring acceleration; Measuring deceleration; Measuring shock, i.e. sudden change of acceleration by making use of inertia forces with conversion into electric or magnetic values by capacitive pick-up

7.

Hydraulic Coupling Bush

      
Application Number 17507238
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-10-21
First Publication Date 2022-05-12
Owner Robert Bosch GmbH (Germany)
Inventor
  • Knapper, Steffen
  • Rieckhof, Frank
  • Grammer, Markus
  • Kunz, Reiner

Abstract

A hydraulic coupling bush which is actuated in order to close or open the coupling includes a coupling housing and a bush body which displaceable therein and which has a plug space for receiving a coupling plug, a supply space for fluidic connection to an external supply channel, a low pressure space for fluidic connection to a pressure medium sink, and an interior space connected fluidically to the supply space, a supply seat valve device being provided, via the actuation of which a supply flow path can be configured between the supply space and the plug space, and a relief seat valve device being provided, via the mechanical actuation of which the interior space can be relieved of pressure toward the low pressure space, and via the hydraulic actuation of which, which is dependent on the pressure in the interior space, the pressure in the interior space can be limited.

IPC Classes  ?

8.

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONTROLLING A SAFETY DEVICE OF A VEHICLE, AND SAFETY SYSTEM FOR A VEHICLE

      
Application Number 17453526
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-11-04
First Publication Date 2022-05-12
Owner Robert Bosch GmbH (Germany)
Inventor
  • Weiss, Christian
  • Csaba, Gyorgy
  • Kim, Heiko
  • Berger, Joram
  • Braunert, Nina
  • Freienstein, Heiko

Abstract

A method for controlling a safety device of a vehicle. The safety device reacts to an imminent collision by an intervention in a longitudinal and/or lateral guidance of the vehicle. The method includes reading in environment data and trip data regarding the collision object in an environment of the vehicle and the vehicle, and seat occupancy data regarding an occupancy state of at least one seat of the vehicle; ascertaining: an expected impingement side of the collision object on the vehicle; a velocity change of the vehicle in the context of the collision; and a seat occupancy distribution in the vehicle, using the seat occupancy data; executing an evaluation of the velocity change with regard to a threshold value and/or of the seat occupancy distribution relative to the expected impingement side; generating, depending on a result of the evaluation, a control signal for the safety device.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B60W 30/095 - Predicting travel path or likelihood of collision

9.

DIFFERENTIAL GEARBOX

      
Application Number 17438505
Status Pending
Filing Date 2020-02-12
First Publication Date 2022-05-12
Owner Robert Bosch GmbH (Germany)
Inventor
  • Nguyen, Ngoc-Thach
  • Schulz, Martin

Abstract

The invention relates to a differential or transfer gearbox (10) in a motor vehicle, a method of production and the use of the differential or transfer gearbox (10). The differential or transfer gearbox (10) comprises a differential case (12) in which differential side gears (18, 20) and differential gears (22, 24) are accommodated. Each differential side gear (18) drives a first axle shaft (14) or a second axle shaft (16). A ring gear (32, 60) is driven by an input shaft (34) and mounted for conjoint rotation with the differential case (12). The ring gear (32, 60) is interlockingly connected to the differential case (12) of the differential or transfer gearbox (10).

IPC Classes  ?

  • F16H 48/40 - Constructional details characterised by features of the rotating cases
  • F16H 48/08 - Differential gearings with gears having orbital motion with orbital conical gears

10.

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONTROLLING A SAFETY DEVICE OF A VEHICLE, AND SAFETY SYSTEM FOR A VEHICLE

      
Application Number 17453436
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-11-03
First Publication Date 2022-05-12
Owner Robert Bosch GmbH (Germany)
Inventor
  • Weiss, Christian
  • Csaba, Gyorgy
  • Kirn, Heiko
  • Braunert, Nina

Abstract

A method for controlling a safety device of a vehicle. The safety device reacts to an imminent collision of the vehicle with a collision object by way of an intervention in a longitudinal and/or lateral guidance of the vehicle. The method includes reading in environment data and trip data regarding the collision object and of the vehicle, and intervention data regarding a planned intervention of the safety device; ascertaining a first expected impingement region of the collision object on the vehicle, and a second expected impingement region of the collision object on the vehicle; executing an evaluation of a location of the first expected impingement region and of a location of the second expected impingement region relative to subregions referred to the vehicle, using reference data; generating, depending on a result of the evaluation, a control signal for the safety device.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B60W 30/095 - Predicting travel path or likelihood of collision

11.

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONTROLLING A SAFETY DEVICE OF A VEHICLE, AND SAFETY SYSTEM FOR A VEHICLE

      
Application Number 17453428
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-11-03
First Publication Date 2022-05-12
Owner Robert Bosch GmbH (Germany)
Inventor
  • Weiss, Christian
  • Csaba, Gyorgy
  • Kirn, Heiko
  • Braunert, Nina

Abstract

A method for controlling a safety device of a vehicle. The safety device reacts to an imminent collision by an intervention in a guidance of the vehicle. Environment data and trip data regarding the collision object and the vehicle, and intervention data regarding a planned intervention of the safety device, are read in. First and second expected impingement points of the collision object on the vehicle are ascertained; an uncertainty value of the impingement points is ascertained; and a probability value for a location of at least one of the impingement points relative to subregions referred to the vehicle, is ascertained using the uncertainty value. An evaluation of a location of the impingement points relative to the subregions is executed using the at least one probability value and reference data. S control signal for controlling the safety device is generated depending on a result of the evaluation.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B60W 30/09 - Taking automatic action to avoid collision, e.g. braking and steering
  • B60W 30/095 - Predicting travel path or likelihood of collision
  • B60W 50/00 - CONJOINT CONTROL OF VEHICLE SUB-UNITS OF DIFFERENT TYPE OR DIFFERENT FUNCTION; CONTROL SYSTEMS SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR HYBRID VEHICLES; ROAD VEHICLE DRIVE CONTROL SYSTEMS FOR PURPOSES NOT RELATED TO THE CONTROL OF A PARTICULAR SUB-UNIT - Details of control systems for road vehicle drive control not related to the control of a particular sub-unit
  • B60W 10/18 - Conjoint control of vehicle sub-units of different type or different function including control of braking systems
  • B60W 10/20 - Conjoint control of vehicle sub-units of different type or different function including control of steering systems

12.

Locking Device for a Handheld Power Tool

      
Application Number 17518241
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-11-03
First Publication Date 2022-05-12
Owner Robert Bosch GmbH (Germany)
Inventor
  • Jampolski, Leon
  • Schink, Eugenia

Abstract

The disclosure relates to a locking device for an in particular rotary-drive handheld power tool, in particular a rotary power tool, with a shaft for driving an accessory device which can be connected to the handheld power tool, with a locking element for locking the shaft, and with an activating element for activating the locking device. The activating element is mounted so that it can move in an axial direction along the shaft, in particular a shaft axis of the shaft.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B25F 5/00 - COMBINATION OR MULTI-PURPOSE TOOLS NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR; DETAILS OR COMPONENTS OF PORTABLE POWER-DRIVEN TOOLS NOT PARTICULARLY RELATED TO THE OPERATIONS PERFORMED AND NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR - Details or components of portable power-driven tools not particularly related to the operations performed and not otherwise provided for

13.

REAR-VIEW CAMERA SYSTEM FOR A TRAILER HITCH SYSTEM

      
Application Number 17521427
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-11-08
First Publication Date 2022-05-12
Owner Robert Bosch GmbH (Germany)
Inventor
  • Sperrle, Christian
  • Miller, James Stephen
  • Bhamidipati, Phanikumar K.

Abstract

A method for generating a rear-view display of a vehicle coupled to a trailer. The method includes detecting that the vehicle is in a reverse gear or is turning and determining a trailer angle of the vehicle. The method further includes generating a blended image based on the trailer angle, a first video image from a rear-facing vehicle camera positioned on the vehicle, the first video image including a first region of interest including a trailer coupled to the vehicle, and a second video image from a rear-facing trailer camera positioned on the trailer, the second video image including a second region of interest of a rearview of the trailer, the blended image including an overlay of at least a portion of the second video image over the trailer in the first video image and displaying the blended image on the display.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B60R 1/00 - Optical viewing arrangements
  • B60R 11/04 - Mounting of cameras operative during drive; Arrangement of controls thereof relative to the vehicle
  • G06K 9/00 - Methods or arrangements for reading or recognising printed or written characters or for recognising patterns, e.g. fingerprints
  • G06T 19/00 - Manipulating 3D models or images for computer graphics

14.

ELECTROMECHANICAL BRAKE PRESSURE GENERATOR FOR A HYDRAULIC BRAKING SYSTEM

      
Application Number 17601667
Status Pending
Filing Date 2020-02-04
First Publication Date 2022-05-12
Owner Robert Bosch GmbH (Germany)
Inventor
  • Greiner, Matthias
  • Oehler, Claus
  • Reichert, Sebastian Martin

Abstract

An electromechanical brake pressure generator for a hydraulic braking system of a vehicle. The electromechanical brake pressure generator encompasses a screw drive assemblage for converting an input-drive-side rotational motion into a translational motion for brake pressure generation. The screw drive assemblage encompasses a spindle that is rotatable via an electric motor, a spindle nut that interacts with a thread of the spindle so that the spindle nut is axially displaceable with a rotation of the spindle, and a housing that at least partly surrounds the spindle and the spindle nut. The screw drive assemblage additionally encompasses a drive wheel, which is disposed nonrotatably on the spindle and by way of which the spindle is connected to the electric motor. The spindle and the drive wheel are mounted, via a common bearing, rotatably with respect to the stationary housing. The bearing is radially surrounded at least partly by the drive wheel.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B60T 13/74 - Transmitting braking action from initiating means to ultimate brake actuator with power assistance or drive; Brake systems incorporating such transmitting means, e.g. air-pressure brake systems with electrical assistance or drive
  • B60T 8/40 - Arrangements for adjusting wheel-braking force to meet varying vehicular or ground-surface conditions, e.g. limiting or varying distribution of braking force responsive to a speed condition, e.g. acceleration or deceleration having a fluid pressure regulator responsive to a speed condition comprising an additional fluid circuit including fluid pressurising means for modifying the pressure of the braking fluid, e.g. including wheel driven pumps for detecting a speed condition, or pumps which are controlled by means independent of the br
  • F04B 9/00 - Piston machines or pumps characterised by the driving or driven means to or from their working members

15.

FIRST AND SECOND TERMINAL OF A RADIO NETWORK AND METHOD FOR OPERATING THE FIRST AND SECOND TERMINAL

      
Application Number 17582914
Status Pending
Filing Date 2022-01-24
First Publication Date 2022-05-12
Owner Robert Bosch GmbH (Germany)
Inventor Sambale, Klaus

Abstract

A first on-board terminal for radio communication in a radio network. The first on-board terminal is designed to retransmit first data via the radio channel after the expiration of a second time period, which begins after the end of the previous transmission of the first data, if the radio channel is not occupied after the expiration of a first time period.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04W 74/08 - Non-scheduled access, e.g. random access, ALOHA or CSMA [Carrier Sense Multiple Access]
  • H04L 1/18 - Automatic repetition systems, e.g. van Duuren system

16.

METHOD FOR DETERMINING THE TEMPERATURE OF A POWER ELECTRONICS UNIT, DEVICE, AND POWER ELECTRONICS UNIT

      
Application Number 17599525
Status Pending
Filing Date 2020-03-18
First Publication Date 2022-05-12
Owner Robert Bosch GmbH (Germany)
Inventor Heeb, Michael

Abstract

The invention relates to a method for determining the temperature of a power electronics unit (1) which has at least one commutator circuit (2) and a load (3) which is powered/can be powered by the commutator circuit (2). The commutator circuit (2) comprises a first semiconductor switch device (4), which has a first semiconductor switch (5) and optionally a first diode (6), and a second diode (9), wherein the second diode (9) and the load (3) are connected in parallel to the first semiconductor switch (5). The curve of an electric current flowing through the second diode (9) is monitored at least when a reverse current is produced in the second diode (9) after the semiconductor switch (5) has been switched so as to become conductive. On the basis of the current curve, the temperature of a barrier layer of the second diode (9) is determined. A difference between a current value of a circuit current flowing through the commutator circuit (2) and an extremal current value {Imax) produced by the reverse current is ascertained on the basis of the current curve, and the temperature of the barrier layer of the second diode (9) is determined on the basis of the difference.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G01K 7/01 - Measuring temperature based on the use of electric or magnetic elements directly sensitive to heat using semiconducting elements having PN junctions

17.

TRAINING TRAINABLE MODULES USING LEARNING DATA, THE LABELS OF WHICH ARE SUBJECT TO NOISE

      
Application Number 17420357
Status Pending
Filing Date 2020-04-08
First Publication Date 2022-05-12
Owner Robert Bosch GmbH (Germany)
Inventor
  • Koehler, Jan Mathias
  • Autenrieth, Maximilian
  • Beluch, William Harris

Abstract

A method for training a trainable module. A plurality of modifications of the trainable module, which differ from one another enough that they are not congruently merged into one another with progressive learning, are each pretrained using a subset of the learning data sets. Learning input variable values of a learning data set are supplied to all modifications as input variables; from the deviation of the output variable values, into which the modifications each convert the learning input variable values, from one another, a measure of the uncertainty of these output variable values is ascertained and associated with the learning data set as its uncertainty. Based on the uncertainty, an assessment of the learning data set is ascertained, which is a measure of the extent to which the association of the learning output variable values with the learning input variable values in the learning data set is accurate.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G06N 20/00 - Machine learning
  • G06N 7/00 - Computer systems based on specific mathematical models

18.

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR OPERATING A BRAKE SYSTEM OF A MOTOR VEHICLE, BRAKE SYSTEM, AND MOTOR VEHICLE

      
Application Number 17433418
Status Pending
Filing Date 2020-03-13
First Publication Date 2022-05-12
Owner Robert Bosch GmbH (Germany)
Inventor
  • Huff, Mike
  • Malkin, Anatoly
  • Henning, Wadim

Abstract

A method for operating a brake system of a motor vehicle. The brake system includes a master brake cylinder operable by a user and a pressure generator driven by an electric motor, for generating a hydraulic system pressure, and includes at least one hydraulically operable friction brake. On the inlet side, the at least one friction brake is assigned a proportioning valve acted upon by the system pressure, to adjust a hydraulic actuating pressure for the friction brake. The pressure generator is given a setpoint value for carrying out a testing operation. The setpoint value is selected so as to be smoothed by a logistical growth function.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B60T 17/22 - Devices for monitoring or checking brake systems; Signal devices
  • B60T 13/62 - Combined or convertible systems both straight and automatic
  • B60T 13/68 - Electrical control in fluid-pressure brake systems by electrically-controlled valves

19.

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONTROLLING A SAFETY DEVICE OF A VEHICLE, AND SAFETY SYSTEM FOR A VEHICLE

      
Application Number 17453417
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-11-03
First Publication Date 2022-05-12
Owner Robert Bosch GmbH (Germany)
Inventor
  • Weiss, Christian
  • Csaba, Gyorgy
  • Kirn, Heiko
  • Braunert, Nina

Abstract

A method for controlling a safety device of a vehicle. The safety device reacts to an imminent collision of the vehicle with a collision object by an intervention in a longitudinal and/or lateral guidance of the vehicle. Environment data and trip data regarding the collision object and the vehicle, and intervention data regarding a planned intervention of the safety device, are read in. A first expected impingement point of the collision object on the vehicle is ascertained using the environment data and the trip data, and a second expected impingement point is ascertained using the environment data, the trip data, and the intervention data. A location of the first expected impingement point and of a location of the second expected impingement point relative to subregions referred to the vehicle are evaluated, using reference data. A control signal for the safety device is generated depending on a result of the evaluation.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B60W 30/09 - Taking automatic action to avoid collision, e.g. braking and steering
  • B60W 30/095 - Predicting travel path or likelihood of collision
  • B60W 50/00 - CONJOINT CONTROL OF VEHICLE SUB-UNITS OF DIFFERENT TYPE OR DIFFERENT FUNCTION; CONTROL SYSTEMS SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR HYBRID VEHICLES; ROAD VEHICLE DRIVE CONTROL SYSTEMS FOR PURPOSES NOT RELATED TO THE CONTROL OF A PARTICULAR SUB-UNIT - Details of control systems for road vehicle drive control not related to the control of a particular sub-unit
  • B60W 10/18 - Conjoint control of vehicle sub-units of different type or different function including control of braking systems
  • B60W 10/20 - Conjoint control of vehicle sub-units of different type or different function including control of steering systems

20.

HYDRAULIC UNIT FOR A HYDRAULIC VEHICLE BRAKE SYSTEM, AND METHOD FOR ASSEMBLING A HYDRAULIC UNIT

      
Application Number 17440331
Status Pending
Filing Date 2020-04-22
First Publication Date 2022-05-12
Owner Robert Bosch GmbH (Germany)
Inventor
  • Weh, Andreas
  • Hagspiel, Martin
  • Mayr, Matthias
  • Kaserer, Stefan

Abstract

In order to prevent rotation of a piston of a hydraulic unit of a hydraulic vehicle braking system, a sleeve is provided having axially parallel cylindrical pins constituting rotation prevention elements on its inner circumference, the rear ends of which elements are pressed into axially parallel holes in an inwardly projecting flange of the sleeve, and the front ends of which are inserted into axially parallel blind holes in a diameter step in a mouth of the cylindrical hole in a hydraulic block of the hydraulic unit. A method for assembling the hydraulic unit thus configured is also described.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B60T 13/74 - Transmitting braking action from initiating means to ultimate brake actuator with power assistance or drive; Brake systems incorporating such transmitting means, e.g. air-pressure brake systems with electrical assistance or drive
  • B60T 8/40 - Arrangements for adjusting wheel-braking force to meet varying vehicular or ground-surface conditions, e.g. limiting or varying distribution of braking force responsive to a speed condition, e.g. acceleration or deceleration having a fluid pressure regulator responsive to a speed condition comprising an additional fluid circuit including fluid pressurising means for modifying the pressure of the braking fluid, e.g. including wheel driven pumps for detecting a speed condition, or pumps which are controlled by means independent of the br
  • F15B 15/14 - Fluid-actuated devices for displacing a member from one position to another; Gearing associated therewith characterised by the construction of the motor unit of the straight-cylinder type
  • F15B 15/20 - Other details

21.

ELECTRICAL ENERGY STORE, DEVICE AND METHOD FOR OPERATING AN ELECTRICAL ENERGY STORE

      
Application Number 17509320
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-10-25
First Publication Date 2022-05-12
Owner Robert Bosch GmbH (Germany)
Inventor Schneider, Johannes

Abstract

Electrical energy store (1) and method (100) for operating an electrical energy store (1) having at least one electrical energy storage cell (5), a printed circuit board (2) and a gas sensor (4), wherein each electrical energy storage cell (5) has a respective degassing opening (3), Electrical energy store (1) and method (100) for operating an electrical energy store (1) having at least one electrical energy storage cell (5), a printed circuit board (2) and a gas sensor (4), wherein each electrical energy storage cell (5) has a respective degassing opening (3), wherein the gas sensor (4) is arranged between a respective degassing opening (3) and the printed circuit board (2).

IPC Classes  ?

  • H01M 50/30 - Arrangements for facilitating escape of gases
  • G01N 33/00 - Investigating or analysing materials by specific methods not covered by groups

22.

DEVICE AND METHOD FOR TRAINING A CONTROL STRATEGY WITH THE AID OF REINFORCEMENT LEARNING

      
Application Number 17453610
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-11-04
First Publication Date 2022-05-12
Owner Robert Bosch GmbH (Germany)
Inventor
  • Stepanova, Daria
  • Oetsch, Johannes
  • Musliu, Nysret
  • Eiter, Thomas
  • Richter, Felix Milo

Abstract

A method for training a control strategy with the aid of reinforcement learning. The method includes carrying out passes, in each pass, an action that is to be carried out being selected for each state of a sequence of states of an agent, for at least some of the states the particular action being selected by specifying a planning horizon that predefines a number of states, ascertaining multiple sequences of states, reachable from the particular state, using the predefined number of states, by applying an answer set programming solver to an answer set programming program which models the relationship between actions and the successor states that are reached by the actions, selecting the sequence that delivers the maximum return, and selecting an action as the action for the particular state via which the first state of the selected sequence may be reached, starting from the particular state.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G05B 15/02 - Systems controlled by a computer electric
  • G06K 9/62 - Methods or arrangements for recognition using electronic means
  • G06N 20/00 - Machine learning

23.

METHOD FOR VALIDATING SIMULATION MODELS

      
Application Number 17453605
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-11-04
First Publication Date 2022-05-12
Owner Robert Bosch GmbH (Germany)
Inventor
  • Vass, Péter
  • Von Keler, Johannes
  • Schmidt, Julian

Abstract

A computer-implemented method for validating simulation data of a simulation model of a technical system. The method includes: providing simulation data including a number of simulation signals and providing reference data including a number of reference signals, the simulation signals and reference signals being multidimensional signals, at least two-dimensional signals; and determining a score map between a first probability distribution including the simulation data and a second probability distribution including the reference data using the Wasserstein metric, the determination of the score map including: creating a score matrix based on the simulation signals and the reference signals; converting the score matrix into a cost matrix; calculating optimal transport costs for the cost matrix, and converting the optimal transport costs into the score map.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G06N 7/00 - Computer systems based on specific mathematical models
  • G06F 17/16 - Matrix or vector computation

24.

MONITORING DEVICE, MONITORING SYSTEM, METHOD, COMPUTER PROGRAM AND MACHINE-READABLE STORAGE MEDIUM

      
Application Number 17437523
Status Pending
Filing Date 2020-03-02
First Publication Date 2022-05-12
Owner Robert Bosch GmbH (Germany)
Inventor
  • Blott, Gregor
  • Rexilius, Jan

Abstract

The invention relates to a monitoring device (10) for recognizing persons in a monitoring region (2), the monitoring region (2) being video-monitored by means of at least one camera (6) and the camera (6) being designed to provide monitoring images (7) to the monitoring device (10) as video data, the monitoring device comprising: —a feature determination apparatus (13), the feature determination apparatus (13) being designed to determine a feature vector (19) for each object in at least one of the monitoring images (7); —a person recognition apparatus (16), the person recognition apparatus (16) being designed to detect in the monitoring images (7) a person to be recognized (11), on the basis of the determined feature vector and/or the determined feature vectors (19) of the feature determination apparatus (13) and/or a combined feature vector (18); —an association apparatus (14), the association apparatus (14) being designed to determine a feature vector (19) for each person to be recognized (11) and each associated environment object of the person to be recognized (11), the association apparatus (14) being designed to determine the combined feature vector (18) on the basis of the feature vector (19) of the person to be recognized (11) and the feature vector or the feature vectors (20) of the associated environment objects.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G06V 20/52 - Surveillance or monitoring of activities, e.g. for recognising suspicious objects
  • G06V 20/40 - Scenes; Scene-specific elements in video content
  • G06V 40/10 - Human or animal bodies, e.g. vehicle occupants or pedestrians; Body parts, e.g. hands
  • G06V 10/22 - Image preprocessing by selection of a specific region containing or referencing a pattern; Locating or processing of specific regions to guide the detection or recognition
  • G06T 7/73 - Determining position or orientation of objects or cameras using feature-based methods
  • G06T 7/10 - Segmentation; Edge detection

25.

APPARATUS FOR TRANSMITTING DATA OVER A BUS SYSTEM AND OPERATING METHOD FOR THAT PURPOSE

      
Application Number 17453596
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-11-04
First Publication Date 2022-05-12
Owner Robert Bosch GmbH (Germany)
Inventor
  • Mutter, Arthur
  • Hartwich, Florian
  • Bailer, Franz
  • Jung, Ramona
  • Enderle, Thomas

Abstract

An apparatus for transmitting data over a bus system, having a storage device for at least temporary storage of messages transmittable over the bus system. The apparatus is designed to check at least one message, stored in the storage device, for at least one criterion and to alter at least one portion of the message based on the check.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04L 12/40 - Bus networks
  • H04L 67/1097 - Protocols in which an application is distributed across nodes in the network for distributed storage of data in networks, e.g. transport arrangements for network file system [NFS], storage area networks [SAN] or network attached storage [NAS]

26.

CONCEPT FOR DATA PROCESSING FOR AN AT LEAST PARTIALLY AUTOMATED GUIDANCE OF A MOTOR VEHICLE

      
Application Number 17434828
Status Pending
Filing Date 2020-04-09
First Publication Date 2022-05-12
Owner Robert Bosch GmbH (Germany)
Inventor
  • Lehn, Andreas
  • Murphy, Christopher
  • Quast, Gerrit
  • Nimmo, Matthew
  • Nordbruch, Stefan
  • Schaupp, Stefan
  • Nicodemus, Rolf

Abstract

A method for determining a demand for processing resources for carrying out processing of data for at least partly automated guidance of a motor vehicle. Provision is made to adapt available processing resources for carrying out data processing to a determined demand for processing resources. An apparatus, a computer system, a computer program, and a machine-readable storage medium are also described.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G06F 9/50 - Allocation of resources, e.g. of the central processing unit [CPU]
  • B60W 50/06 - Improving the dynamic response of the control system, e.g. improving the speed of regulation or avoiding hunting or overshoot
  • B60W 50/02 - Ensuring safety in case of control system failures, e.g. by diagnosing, circumventing or fixing failures

27.

METHOD FOR ASCERTAINING A VARIABLE CHARACTERIZING A FLOW RATE OF A FUEL INJECTOR

      
Application Number 17453972
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-11-08
First Publication Date 2022-05-12
Owner Robert Bosch GmbH (Germany)
Inventor
  • Bollinger, Stefan
  • Nonnenmacher, Stefan
  • Heitz, Daniel
  • Iran, Gabriel
  • Bucher, Kilian
  • Kutter, Michael
  • Thum, Patrick

Abstract

A method for ascertaining a variable characterizing a flow rate of a fuel injector during an operation of an internal combustion engine, to which the fuel injector is assigned. At least two input values for a data-based model are ascertained, and at least one output value is determined with the aid of the data-based model, on the basis of which a value for the variable characterizing the flow rate of the fuel injector is ascertained. The data-based model combines at least two methods differing from one another for ascertaining a variable characterizing a flow rate of a fuel injector.

IPC Classes  ?

  • F02M 65/00 - Testing fuel-injection apparatus, e.g. testing injection timing
  • G05B 13/02 - Adaptive control systems, i.e. systems automatically adjusting themselves to have a performance which is optimum according to some preassigned criterion electric

28.

METHOD FOR CONTROLLING A ROBOTIC DEVICE AND ROBOT CONTROL UNIT

      
Application Number 17453240
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-11-02
First Publication Date 2022-05-12
Owner Robert Bosch GmbH (Germany)
Inventor
  • Kupcsik, Andras Gabor
  • Rozo, Leonel
  • Guo, Meng
  • Kesper, Patrick
  • Schillinger, Philipp Christian

Abstract

A method for controlling a robotic device, in which a composite robot trajectory model made up of robot trajectory models of the movement skills is generated for a sequence plan for a task to be carried out by the robot including a sequence of movement skills and primitive actions to be carried out, and the robot is controlled, if after one movement skill according to the sequence plan one or multiple primitive action(s) is/are to be executed before the next movement skill, by interrupting the control of the robot according to the composite robot trajectory model after carrying out the movement skill, and by executing the one or multiple primitive action(s) and then resuming the control of the robot according to the composite robot trajectory model.

IPC Classes  ?

29.

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONTROLLING A SAFETY DEVICE OF A VEHICLE, AND SAFETY SYSTEM FOR A VEHICLE

      
Application Number 17453443
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-11-03
First Publication Date 2022-05-12
Owner Robert Bosch GmbH (Germany)
Inventor
  • Weiss, Christian
  • Csaba, Gyorgy
  • Kirn, Heiko
  • Braunert, Nina

Abstract

A method for controlling a safety device of a vehicle. The safety device reacts to an imminent collision of the vehicle with a collision object by an intervention in a longitudinal and/or lateral guidance of the vehicle. The method includes reading in environment data and trip data regarding the collision object and the vehicle, and intervention data regarding the intervention of the safety device; ascertaining a first expected impingement point of the collision object on the vehicle using the environment data and the trip data, and a second expected impingement point of the collision object on the vehicle using the environment data, the trip data, and the intervention data; executing an evaluation of a location of the first expected impingement point and of a location of the second expected impingement point relative to subregions referred to the vehicle, using reference data; and generating a control signal for the safety device.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B60W 30/095 - Predicting travel path or likelihood of collision

30.

METHOD FOR OPERATING A CONTACTOR

      
Application Number 17522969
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-11-10
First Publication Date 2022-05-12
Owner Robert Bosch GmbH (Germany)
Inventor Galamb, Gergely

Abstract

A method for operating a contactor (10) is described, wherein the contactor (10) comprises at least two contacts (18, 20, 22) electrically conductively connected to one another in a closed state of the contactor (10), having the method steps of partially charging an DC link capacitance (103) in electrical contact with the contactor (10) and closing the contactor (10).

IPC Classes  ?

  • H02J 7/00 - Circuit arrangements for charging or depolarising batteries or for supplying loads from batteries
  • H02J 7/34 - Parallel operation in networks using both storage and other dc sources, e.g. providing buffering

31.

METHOD OF DETERMINING LIFETIME OF ELECTRICAL AND MECHANICAL COMPONENTS

      
Application Number 17517249
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-11-02
First Publication Date 2022-05-12
Owner Robert Bosch GmbH (Germany)
Inventor Kotik, Mark

Abstract

The disclosure is directed to systems and methods by which the lifetime, e.g., remaining life or amount of life used, of variable use items, such as rechargeable batteries, battery relays, vehicles and power tools, can be determined that takes into account the conditions of the use of the item. The systems and methods involve an algorithm that can be described as accumulating points based on the real time utilization of the item, e.g., rechargeable battery, battery relay, vehicle, or power tool, and when an agreed-upon number of points have been accumulated, the item can be considered to be at end of life or end of warranty.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G01R 31/392 - Determining battery ageing or deterioration, e.g. state of health
  • G01R 31/396 - Acquisition or processing of data for testing or for monitoring individual cells or groups of cells within a battery
  • G01R 31/382 - Arrangements for monitoring battery or accumulator variables, e.g. SoC
  • G01R 31/00 - Arrangements for testing electric properties; Arrangements for locating electric faults; Arrangements for electrical testing characterised by what is being tested not provided for elsewhere

32.

CAMERA SYSTEM FOR A TRAILER HITCH SYSTEM

      
Application Number 17521394
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-11-08
First Publication Date 2022-05-12
Owner Robert Bosch GmbH (Germany)
Inventor
  • Sperrle, Christian
  • Bhamidipati, Phanikumar K.
  • Barton, Matthew J.
  • Jamal Eddin, Ammar
  • Simpson, Niara

Abstract

A trailer-camera system for a vehicle coupled to a trailer. The system includes a first plurality of cameras configured to capture a video image including a region of interest surrounding the trailer, a second plurality of cameras configured to capture a video image including a region of interest surrounding the vehicle, and an electronic processor. The processor is configured to receive images from the first and second plurality of cameras and determine a trailer angle. The processor is further configured to generate a first 360-degree image view of an area surrounding the trailer based on an image stitching of the first plurality of images, generate a second 360-degree image view of an area surrounding the vehicle based on an image stitching of the second plurality of images, and generate a combined 360-degree image view from the first and second views based on the trailer angle.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B60R 11/04 - Mounting of cameras operative during drive; Arrangement of controls thereof relative to the vehicle
  • B60R 1/00 - Optical viewing arrangements
  • G06K 9/00 - Methods or arrangements for reading or recognising printed or written characters or for recognising patterns, e.g. fingerprints
  • B60W 50/14 - Means for informing the driver, warning the driver or prompting a driver intervention
  • B60W 30/09 - Taking automatic action to avoid collision, e.g. braking and steering

33.

Ported speaker assembly

      
Application Number 17147236
Grant Number 11330364
Status In Force
Filing Date 2021-01-12
First Publication Date 2022-05-10
Grant Date 2022-05-10
Owner Robert Bosch GmbH (Germany)
Inventor
  • Delay, Mark
  • Pardoe, Andrew
  • Ryba, Nolen

Abstract

A ported speaker assembly includes an outer enclosure having a front opening. An inner frame of the speaker assembly is positioned at least partially within the outer enclosure and has an outer perimeter edge proximate the front opening of the outer enclosure. A resonator chamber is defined between an interior of the outer enclosure and an exterior of the inner frame. At least one speaker driver is mounted to the inner frame and configured to emit sound from a front end of the ported speaker assembly. A perimeter port is formed between the outer perimeter portion of the inner frame and the front opening of the outer enclosure. The perimeter port extends uninterrupted to encircle the outer perimeter portion. A plurality of fastener joints secure the inner frame to the outer enclosure, and at least some are distributed around multiple sides of the inner frame and positioned closer to the front opening of the outer enclosure than a rear end of the inner frame.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04R 9/06 - Loudspeakers
  • H04R 1/28 - Transducer mountings or enclosures designed for specific frequency response; Transducer enclosures modified by provision of mechanical or acoustic impedances, e.g. resonator, damping means
  • H04R 1/02 - Casings; Cabinets; Mountings therein
  • H04R 1/24 - Structural combinations of separate transducers or of parts of the same transducer and responsive respectively to two or more frequency ranges
  • H04R 1/30 - Combinations of transducers with horns, e.g. with mechanical matching means
  • H04R 1/20 - Arrangements for obtaining desired frequency or directional characteristics

34.

Vehicle Service Cart With Brake Mechanism

      
Application Number 17083549
Status Pending
Filing Date 2020-10-29
First Publication Date 2022-05-05
Owner Robert Bosch GmbH (Germany)
Inventor
  • Peterson, Corday
  • Lee, Joseph

Abstract

A service cart and associated apparatus that is suitable for servicing electric vehicles and vehicle batteries. The service cart may comprise a frame having a number of members that may be arranged in a compact configuration. The service cart may comprise a number of support pads that may be adjustably arranged with respect to the frame. The support pads may comprise an overload protection mechanism having a break pin. The service cart may comprise a detachable handle operable to selectively disengage a number of brakes on the cart. The service cart may comprise a tow hitch suitable for detachably coupling an external tow device.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B62B 3/10 - Hand carts having more than one axis carrying transport wheels; Steering devices therefor; Equipment therefor characterised by supports specially adapted to objects of definite shape
  • B62B 5/04 - Braking mechanisms; Locking devices against movement
  • B62B 5/00 - Accessories or details specially adapted for hand carts
  • B62B 5/06 - Hand moving equipment, e.g. handle bars

35.

Service Cart for Electric Vehicle Battery With Configurable Supports

      
Application Number 17083496
Status Pending
Filing Date 2020-10-29
First Publication Date 2022-05-05
Owner Robert Bosch GmbH (Germany)
Inventor
  • Peterson, Corday
  • Lee, Joseph

Abstract

A service cart and associated apparatus that is suitable for servicing electric vehicles and vehicle batteries. The service cart may comprise a frame having a number of members that may be arranged in a compact configuration. The service cart may comprise a number of support pads that may be adjustably arranged with respect to the frame. The support pads may comprise an overload protection mechanism having a break pin. The service cart may comprise a detachable handle operable to selectively disengage a number of brakes on the cart. The service cart may comprise a tow hitch suitable for detachably coupling an external tow device.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B62B 3/02 - Hand carts having more than one axis carrying transport wheels; Steering devices therefor; Equipment therefor involving parts being adjustable, collapsible, attachable, detachable, or convertible
  • B62B 3/04 - Hand carts having more than one axis carrying transport wheels; Steering devices therefor; Equipment therefor involving means for grappling or securing in place objects to be carried; Load handling equipment
  • B62B 5/00 - Accessories or details specially adapted for hand carts
  • B62B 5/04 - Braking mechanisms; Locking devices against movement
  • B62B 5/06 - Hand moving equipment, e.g. handle bars

36.

Sensor Calibration Set-Up Tool With Angular Offset Functionality

      
Application Number 17085062
Status Pending
Filing Date 2020-10-30
First Publication Date 2022-05-05
Owner Robert Bosch GmbH (Germany)
Inventor
  • Newkirk, Dan
  • Harmer, Jeremy
  • Wuchte, Eric
  • Baum, James

Abstract

A set-up tool for aiding vehicle sensor calibrations having a structure with a first and second vehicle contact points configured to contact a vehicle and establish a calibration axis. A substantially vertically projected flat blade laser may be placed in a position perpendicular to the calibration axis and used to align the set-up tool with a center of the vehicle. Once centered, the laser ma be transitioned to project a laser line, in coordination with a protractor having a base-line parallel to the calibration axis (which is now substantially parallel to a transverse axis of the vehicle), at a discreet angle away from the center of the vehicle. A target may then be placed along the laser line to aid in the calibration of vehicle sensors.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G01S 7/497 - Means for monitoring or calibrating
  • G01S 17/931 - Lidar systems, specially adapted for specific applications for anti-collision purposes of land vehicles
  • G01B 11/275 - Measuring arrangements characterised by the use of optical means for testing the alignment of axes for testing wheel alignment
  • G01D 18/00 - Testing or calibrating apparatus or arrangements provided for in groups
  • H04N 17/00 - Diagnosis, testing or measuring for television systems or their details

37.

Device for Analysing a Biological Sample

      
Application Number 17431376
Status Pending
Filing Date 2020-02-12
First Publication Date 2022-05-05
Owner Robert Bosch GmbH (Germany)
Inventor Hoffmann, Jochen

Abstract

A fluidic network for carrying out, in parallel, a plurality of analyses of biological samples is disclosed. The network has a flow cell array with a plurality of reaction chambers. The reaction chambers each have a first channel connection and a second channel connection. The first channel connections are connected to a first supply channel and the second channel connections are connected to a second supply channel. The first supply channel and the second channel connection are interconnected by a circulation line. At least one component is connected to the circulation line so that component test reagents can be introduced into the reaction chambers of the flow cell array.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B01L 3/00 - Containers or dishes for laboratory use, e.g. laboratory glassware; Droppers
  • C12Q 1/6869 - Methods for sequencing

38.

ANALYSIS DEVICE, MONITORING ASSEMBLY COMPRISING THE ANALYSIS DEVICE, AND METHOD FOR DETERMINING A BACKGROUND IMAGE WHICH IS PRIVACY-COMPLIANT

      
Application Number 17431329
Status Pending
Filing Date 2020-02-05
First Publication Date 2022-05-05
Owner Robert Bosch GmbH (Germany)
Inventor
  • Warzelhan, Jan Karl
  • Christern, Michael

Abstract

The invention relates to an analysis device (6) for analyzing image data of a camera (5), wherein the image data has a plurality of individual images B, comprising a device (7) for determining a number of persons, said device (7) for determining a number of persons being designed to determine the number of persons P in the individual images B; an image selection device (8), said image selection device (8) being designed to select individual images B on the basis of the number of persons P and provide the selected individual images B and the corresponding number of persons P as analysis data A; a device (10) for identifying persons, said device (10) for identifying persons being designed to mark persons P1, P2, P3 as image sections A1, A2 in the individual images B on the basis of the analysis data A and provide same as mask images M; and an image combination device (10), said image combination device (10) being designed to replace the marked image sections A1, A2 with corresponding image sections A1′, A2′ without persons, wherein a maximum number of persons Pmax is stored in the image selection device (8), and the image selection device (8) is designed to select the individual images B in which the corresponding number of persons P is less than or equal to the stored maximum number of persons Pmax.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G06T 7/194 - Segmentation; Edge detection involving foreground-background segmentation
  • G06T 7/11 - Region-based segmentation
  • G06T 7/90 - Determination of colour characteristics
  • G06V 20/52 - Surveillance or monitoring of activities, e.g. for recognising suspicious objects

39.

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR OPERATING A NONVOLATILE MEMORY DEVICE

      
Application Number 17434586
Status Pending
Filing Date 2020-03-05
First Publication Date 2022-05-05
Owner Robert Bosch GmbH (Germany)
Inventor Aue, Axel

Abstract

A method for operating a memory device, including multiple memory cells, for the nonvolatile storage of data, in particular for a motor vehicle. The method includes: checking a predefinable number of memory cells, a check result being obtained, and as a function of the check result, if applicable, programming at least one memory cell of the predefinable number of memory cells, the steps of checking and, if applicable, programming being carried out during operation of the memory device, at least one further unit being able to access the memory device, in particular during operation of the memory device.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G06F 3/06 - Digital input from, or digital output to, record carriers

40.

METHOD AND CONTROL UNIT FOR OPERATING A HYDRAULIC BRAKING SYSTEM, BRAKING SYSTEM, AND MOTOR VEHICLE

      
Application Number 17431684
Status Pending
Filing Date 2019-07-11
First Publication Date 2022-05-05
Owner Robert Bosch GmbH (Germany)
Inventor
  • Haible, Timo
  • Malkin, Anatoly

Abstract

A method for operating a hydraulic braking system, which includes at least one actuatable actuator for generating a hydraulic brake pressure using brake fluid. A first leakage loss of the brake fluid in the braking system is ascertained as a function of a volume of a pressure chamber of the actuator at a starting pressure at the beginning of a braking process and the volume of the pressure chamber when the starting pressure is reached at the conclusion of the braking process. A second leakage loss of the braking fluid is continuously calculated while the braking process is carried out. The first leakage loss is compared to the second leakage loss for the plausibility check after a braking process was carried out.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B60T 17/22 - Devices for monitoring or checking brake systems; Signal devices
  • B60Q 9/00 - Arrangement or adaptation of signal devices not provided for in one of main groups
  • B60T 8/32 - Arrangements for adjusting wheel-braking force to meet varying vehicular or ground-surface conditions, e.g. limiting or varying distribution of braking force responsive to a speed condition, e.g. acceleration or deceleration
  • B60T 13/74 - Transmitting braking action from initiating means to ultimate brake actuator with power assistance or drive; Brake systems incorporating such transmitting means, e.g. air-pressure brake systems with electrical assistance or drive

41.

DEEP NEURAL NETWORKS VIA PROTOTYPE FACTORIZATION

      
Application Number 17509764
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-10-25
First Publication Date 2022-05-05
Owner Robert Bosch GmbH (Germany)
Inventor
  • Xu, Panpan
  • Ren, Liu
  • Dai, Zeng
  • Zhao, Junhan

Abstract

A method may include receiving a set of images, analyzing the images, selecting an internal layer, extracting neuron activations, factorizing the neuron activations via a matrix factorization algorithm to select prototypes and generate weights for each of the selected prototypes, replacing the neuron activations of the internal layer with the selected prototypes and the weights for the selected prototypes, receiving a second set of images, classifying the second set of images using the prototypes and weights, displaying the second set of images, selected prototypes, and weights, displaying predicted results and ground truth for the second set of images, providing error images based on the predicted results and ground truth; identifying error prototypes of the selected prototypes associated with the error images; ranking error weights of the error prototypes, and outputting a new image class based on the error prototypes being one of a top ranked error weights.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G06K 9/62 - Methods or arrangements for recognition using electronic means
  • G06N 3/08 - Learning methods

42.

ELECTRICAL MACHINE WITH AN INTEGRATED MEASUREMENT PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD

      
Application Number 17512956
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-10-28
First Publication Date 2022-05-05
Owner Robert Bosch GmbH (Germany)
Inventor
  • Schoeneck, Marie-Luies
  • Mayer, Michael
  • Fruehauf, Patrick
  • Kienle, Wolfram

Abstract

An electrical machine includes an interconnection assembly that creates contact for a stator of the electrical machine, a busbar that creates contact for the interconnection assembly, a measurement printed circuit board that is arranged perpendicularly to an axis of rotation of the electrical machine, on a side of the interconnection assembly that is averted from the stator, wherein a field sensor is arranged on the measurement printed circuit board, and a flux concentrator that engages around the busbar and the field sensor.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H02K 11/27 - Devices for sensing current, or actuated thereby
  • H02K 3/50 - Fastening of winding heads, equalising connectors, or connections thereto
  • H02K 5/15 - Mounting arrangements for bearing-shields or end plates

43.

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR LINKING OPTICAL FLOW ACROSS A PLURALITY OF IMAGES OF AN IMAGE DETECTION DEVICE

      
Application Number 17451422
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-10-19
First Publication Date 2022-05-05
Owner Robert Bosch GmbH (Germany)
Inventor Herbon, Christopher

Abstract

A method for linking optical flow across a plurality of images of an image detection device for a vehicle. At least one tile is selected from a track map, the track map including a plurality of flow tracks and being subdivided into a plurality of tiles. At least one flow track encompassed by the tile is subsequently extended, using a flow vector of a flow map that is associatable with the flow track. The flow map includes a plurality of flow vectors that are based on a present image of the plurality of images.

IPC Classes  ?

44.

COMPUTER-IMPLEMENTED METHOD FOR DETERMINING CRITICALITY VALUES OF A TECHNICAL SYSTEM

      
Application Number 17449733
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-10-01
First Publication Date 2022-05-05
Owner Robert Bosch GmbH (Germany)
Inventor
  • Bakucz, Peter
  • Bores, Javier

Abstract

A computer-implemented method for determining criticality values of a technical system. The method includes: specifying a reliability of the technical system that is to be satisfied; providing a fuzzy fault tree for the technical system, the fuzzy fault tree comprising a fuzzy top event and multiple fuzzy basic events and logical programmable fuzzy AND/OR operators; transforming the fuzzy fault tree into a flexible neural network comprising a tree structure; determining an optimized flexible neural network by carrying out a learning method for optimizing the flexible neural network, the optimized flexible neural network achieving the reliability of the technical system that is to be satisfied; deriving criticality values of the fuzzy basic events from the optimized flexible neural network.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G06N 3/04 - Architecture, e.g. interconnection topology
  • G06N 3/10 - Simulation on general purpose computers
  • G06N 5/00 - Computer systems using knowledge-based models
  • G06N 5/04 - Inference methods or devices
  • G06F 30/27 - Design optimisation, verification or simulation using machine learning, e.g. artificial intelligence, neural networks, support vector machines [SVM] or training a model

45.

METHOD FOR VALIDATING SIMULATION MODELS

      
Application Number 17452696
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-10-28
First Publication Date 2022-05-05
Owner Robert Bosch GmbH (Germany)
Inventor
  • Von Keler, Johannes
  • Schmidt, Julian
  • Baumann, Michael
  • Vass, Péter

Abstract

A computer-implemented method for validating simulation data of a simulation model of a technical system. The method includes the following steps: providing a number n of simulation signals for a number N of QOIs (Quantities of Interest), of the simulation model and providing a number m of reference signals for a number N of QOIs of a reference corresponding to the QOIs of the simulation model; determining a particular metric for the N QOIs, determining an overall metric based on the N metrics, at least one metric of the N metrics being taken into consideration in weighted form in the overall metric using a respective weighting coefficient, and determining an overall difference between the n simulation signals and m reference signals, using the Wasserstein metric based on the overall metric.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G06F 30/20 - Design optimisation, verification or simulation

46.

METHOD FOR TRANSFERRING PACKETS OF A COMMUNICATION PROTOCOL

      
Application Number 17451999
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-10-22
First Publication Date 2022-05-05
Owner Robert Bosch GmbH (Germany)
Inventor
  • Karasek, Andreas
  • Sievert, Arvid
  • Dankl, Guenter
  • Zahnlecker, Marc
  • Neumann, Marco
  • Schumacher, Claus-Michael

Abstract

A method for transferring packets of a communication protocol via a memory-based interface between two processing units. The method includes providing, in each of the processing units, a send area including a read index section, a write index section, and a send buffer, and a receive area including a read index section, a write index section and a receive buffer. Each processing unit repeats as sending steps: reading a read index from the receive area; writing at least one send packet into the send buffer (from a starting write address to an ending write address, the ending write address maximally corresponding to a buffer address assigned to the read read index, and writing a changed write index into the send area.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G06F 13/16 - Handling requests for interconnection or transfer for access to memory bus
  • G06F 12/084 - Multiuser, multiprocessor or multiprocessing cache systems with a shared cache

47.

Hydraulic Circuit including Hydraulic Decompression Energy Reclamation

      
Application Number 17506112
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-10-20
First Publication Date 2022-05-05
Owner Robert Bosch GmbH (Germany)
Inventor
  • Gerngross, Royce
  • Diehl, Jim E.
  • Gerhard, Oliver
  • Knoell, Reiner

Abstract

A hydraulic circuit includes a prime mover that is configured to generate an oscillating flow of hydraulic fluid, and an actuator that is driven by the prime mover and configured to provide oscillating motion and to be connected to a load in each direction of the motion. The hydraulic circuit also includes a reclamation device that is disposed in the hydraulic circuit between the prime mover and the actuator. The reclamation device captures and stores a portion of hydraulic fluid displaced from the actuator during a transition between opposed motions, where the portion of hydraulic fluid corresponds to an amount of hydraulic fluid equal to a volume of fluid required to compensate for compression of fluid within the hydraulic circuit due to system pressure and load pressure. The stored fluid is used by the circuit in a subsequent motion.

IPC Classes  ?

  • F15B 21/14 - Energy-recuperation means
  • F15B 21/00 - Common features of fluid actuator systems; Fluid-pressure actuator systems or details thereof, not covered by any other group of this subclass

48.

HIGH-FREQUENCY CIRCUIT INCLUDING A CIRCUIT BOARD AND A WAVEGUIDE STRUCTURE

      
Application Number 17504401
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-10-18
First Publication Date 2022-05-05
Owner Robert Bosch GmbH (Germany)
Inventor
  • Hollaender, Christian
  • Baur, Klaus
  • Klett, Gustav
  • Voigtlaender, Klaus
  • Schoor, Michael
  • Ludwig, Ronny

Abstract

A high-frequency circuit including a circuit board which bears at least one electronic component and a conductor structure, and including a waveguide structure manufactured separately from the circuit board. The waveguide structure is positioned on the circuit board in such a way that high-frequency signals are transferable between the conductor structure on the circuit board and the waveguide structure. The waveguide structure is held with the aid of press-fit pins on the circuit board.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H01Q 13/06 - Waveguide mouths
  • H05K 1/02 - Printed circuits - Details
  • H01Q 1/52 - Means for reducing coupling between antennas; Means for reducing coupling between an antenna and another structure

49.

Method for Monitoring a Steering System

      
Application Number 17436907
Status Pending
Filing Date 2020-02-10
First Publication Date 2022-05-05
Owner Robert Bosch GmbH (USA)
Inventor
  • John, Andreas
  • Friedel, Michael
  • Weber, Stefan Kersten
  • Meyer, Susanne

Abstract

The disclosure relates to a method for monitoring a steering system, in particular during an operation in a vehicle, in which method a load characteristic of at least one steering component of the steering system is determined and is evaluated in order to determine a stress and/or a state of the steering component. According to the disclosure, the load characteristic comprises at least one load on the steering component caused by an external application of force.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B62D 5/04 - Power-assisted or power-driven steering electrical, e.g. using an electric servo-motor connected to, or forming part of, the steering gear
  • B62D 6/00 - Arrangements for automatically controlling steering depending on driving conditions sensed and responded to, e.g. control circuits

50.

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR SETTING OPERATING PARAMETERS OF A PHYSICAL SYSTEM

      
Application Number 17452163
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-10-25
First Publication Date 2022-05-05
Owner Robert Bosch Gmbh (Germany)
Inventor
  • Ilin, Alexander
  • Eivazi, Anna
  • Ridderbusch, Heiko
  • Vinogradska, Julia
  • Tighineanu, Petru

Abstract

A method for setting operating parameters of a system, in particular, a manufacturing machine, with the aid of Bayesian optimization of a data-based model, which (in the Bayesian optimization) is trained to output a model output variable, which characterizes an operating mode of the system, as a function of the operating parameters. The training of the data-based model takes place as a function of at least one experimentally ascertained measured variable of the system and the training also taking place as a function of at least one simulatively ascertained simulation variable. The measured variable and the simulation variable each characterize the operating mode of the system. The measured variable and/or the simulation variable is transformed during training with the aid of an affine transformation.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G05B 19/418 - Total factory control, i.e. centrally controlling a plurality of machines, e.g. direct or distributed numerical control (DNC), flexible manufacturing systems (FMS), integrated manufacturing systems (IMS), computer integrated manufacturing (CIM)
  • G06K 9/62 - Methods or arrangements for recognition using electronic means

51.

METHOD FOR OPERATING A CONTROL UNIT WHEN TESTING SOFTWARE OF THE CONTROL UNIT, AND METHOD FOR OPERATING A TEST COMPUTER WHEN TESTING SOFTWARE OF A CONTROL UNIT

      
Application Number 17510259
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-10-25
First Publication Date 2022-05-05
Owner Robert Bosch GmbH (Germany)
Inventor Lacasta I Sulla, Antoni

Abstract

A method for operating a control unit when testing software of the control unit. The control unit includes a processor for executing the software and a memory for storing the software. The method includes: receiving test requests, generated by a test computer, in the control unit; executing a test program for testing the software based on the test requests, by executing a first binary file, which is stored in the memory, by the processor, the first binary file encoding a test version of the software which includes at least one test module necessary for executing the test program; sending test results from the control unit to the test computer; and receiving a second binary file, executable by the processor, in the control unit and storing the second binary file in the memory when the test computer has determined, based on the test results, that the software is fit for operation.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G06F 11/36 - Preventing errors by testing or debugging of software

52.

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR THE COMMUNICATION OF PARTICIPANTS IN A TRAFFIC INFRASTRUCTURE

      
Application Number 17452356
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-10-26
First Publication Date 2022-05-05
Owner Robert Bosch GmbH (Germany)
Inventor
  • Kunz, Daniel
  • Kamphuis, Fredrik
  • Scharmann, Nik
  • Wilbrand, Uwe

Abstract

Devices and methods, in particular computer-implemented methods, for the communication of participants in a traffic infrastructure. A state channel, associated with a distributed ledger technology system, to a second participant is set up at a first participant, and a channel, associated with the state channel, to a third participant is set up at the first participant. A first instruction is sent to the third participant via the channel, such that if a second instruction of the third participant is received via the channel, and if the second instruction fulfills a condition that is a function of the first instruction, the first participant and/or the third participant are controlled as a function of the first instruction or as a function of the second instruction.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G07C 5/00 - Registering or indicating the working of vehicles

53.

Real-Time Commercial Vehicle Weight Measurement and Use

      
Application Number 17085130
Status Pending
Filing Date 2020-10-30
First Publication Date 2022-05-05
Owner Robert Bosch GmbH (Germany)
Inventor Zack, Steven

Abstract

A real-time commercial vehicle weight loading system is disclosed. The system employs a number of vehicle weight sensors, configured to provide vehicle weight data for a respective zone of the vehicle. The system may also utilize at least one cargo weight sensor to provide weight data of not-yet loaded cargo. A system controller is in communication with the weight sensors and is configured to, upon receiving cargo to be loaded information, send an indication of optimal cargo placement including identifying the cargo to be loaded, the location on the vehicle the cargo is to be loaded, and monitoring the loading of the vehicle. This same system may also provide total vehicle weight and broadcast real-time vehicle weights when pinged by a query device, which will allow for uninterrupted transit of the vehicle and cargo. This system may also provide data for improved vehicle stability.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G01G 19/12 - Weighing apparatus or methods adapted for special purposes not provided for in groups for incorporation in vehicles having electrical weight-sensitive devices
  • B60G 17/017 - Resilient suspensions having means for adjusting the spring or vibration-damper characteristics, for regulating the distance between a supporting surface and a sprung part of vehicle or for locking suspension during use to meet varying vehicular or s the regulating means comprising electric or electronic elements characterised by their use when the vehicle is stationary, e.g. during loading, engine start-up or switch-off
  • B60G 17/0185 - Resilient suspensions having means for adjusting the spring or vibration-damper characteristics, for regulating the distance between a supporting surface and a sprung part of vehicle or for locking suspension during use to meet varying vehicular or s the regulating means comprising electric or electronic elements characterised by the use of a specific signal treatment or control method for failure detection

54.

Vehicle Service Cart With External Tow Features

      
Application Number 17083541
Status Pending
Filing Date 2020-10-29
First Publication Date 2022-05-05
Owner Robert Bosch GmbH (Germany)
Inventor
  • Peterson, Corday
  • Lee, Joseph

Abstract

A service cart and associated apparatus that is suitable for servicing electric vehicles and vehicle batteries. The service cart may comprise a frame having a number of members that may be arranged in a compact configuration. The service cart may comprise a number of support pads that may be adjustably arranged with respect to the frame. The support pads may comprise an overload protection mechanism having a break pin. The service cart may comprise a detachable handle operable to selectively disengage a number of brakes on the cart. The service cart may comprise a tow hitch suitable for detachably coupling an external tow device.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B60D 1/52 - Traction couplings; Hitches; Draw-gear; Towing devices characterised by the mounting removably mounted
  • B60D 1/36 - Traction couplings; Hitches; Draw-gear; Towing devices characterised by arrangements for particular functions for facilitating connection, e.g. hitch catchers
  • B62B 5/00 - Accessories or details specially adapted for hand carts
  • B62B 5/04 - Braking mechanisms; Locking devices against movement

55.

TWO-STAGE DEPTH ESTIMATION MACHINE LEARNING ALGORITHM AND SPHERICAL WARPING LAYER FOR EQUI-RECTANGULAR PROJECTION STEREO MATCHING

      
Application Number 17086349
Status Pending
Filing Date 2020-10-31
First Publication Date 2022-05-05
Owner Robert Bosch GmbH (Germany)
Inventor
  • Yan, Zhixin
  • Ren, Liu
  • Li, Yuyan
  • Duan, Ye

Abstract

A system and method is disclosed having an end-to-end two-stage depth estimation deep learning framework that takes one spherical color image and estimate dense spherical depth maps. The contemplated framework may include a view synthesis (stage 1) and a multi-view stereo matching (stage 2). The combination of the two-stage process may provide the advantage of the geometric constraints from stereo matching to improve depth map quality, without the need of additional input data. It is also contemplated that a spherical warping layer may be used to integrate multiple spherical features volumes to one cost volume with uniformly sampled inverse depth for the multi-view spherical stereo matching stage. The two-stage spherical depth estimation system and method may be used in various applications including virtual reality, autonomous driving and robotics.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G06T 7/593 - Depth or shape recovery from multiple images from stereo images
  • G06T 3/00 - Geometric image transformation in the plane of the image
  • G06N 3/08 - Learning methods

56.

TWO-STAGE DEPTH ESTIMATION MACHINE LEARNING ALGORITHM AND SPHERICAL WARPING LAYER FOR EQUI-RECTANGULAR PROJECTION STEREO MATCHING

      
Application Number 17086352
Status Pending
Filing Date 2020-10-31
First Publication Date 2022-05-05
Owner Robert Bosch GmbH (Germany)
Inventor
  • Yan, Zhixin
  • Ren, Liu
  • Li, Yuyan
  • Duan, Ye

Abstract

A system and method is disclosed having an end-to-end two-stage depth estimation deep learning framework that takes one spherical color image and estimate dense spherical depth maps. The contemplated framework may include a view synthesis (stage 1) and a multi-view stereo matching (stage 2). The combination of the two-stage process may provide the advantage of the geometric constraints from stereo matching to improve depth map quality, without the need of additional input data. It is also contemplated that a spherical warping layer may be used to integrate multiple spherical features volumes to one cost volume with uniformly sampled inverse depth for the multi-view spherical stereo matching stage. The two-stage spherical depth estimation system and method may be used in various applications including virtual reality, autonomous driving and robotics.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G06T 7/593 - Depth or shape recovery from multiple images from stereo images
  • G06T 3/00 - Geometric image transformation in the plane of the image
  • G06N 3/08 - Learning methods

57.

Service Cart for Electric Vehicle Battery With Overload Protection

      
Application Number 17083491
Status Pending
Filing Date 2020-10-29
First Publication Date 2022-05-05
Owner Robert Bosch GmbH (Germany)
Inventor
  • Peterson, Corday
  • Lee, Joseph

Abstract

A service cart and associated apparatus that is suitable for servicing electric vehicles and vehicle batteries. The service cart may comprise a frame having a number of members that may be arranged in a compact configuration. The service cart may comprise a number of support pads that may be adjustably arranged with respect to the frame. The support pads may comprise an overload protection mechanism having a break pin. The service cart may comprise a detachable handle operable to selectively disengage a number of brakes on the cart. The service cart may comprise a tow hitch suitable for detachably coupling an external tow device.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B62B 5/04 - Braking mechanisms; Locking devices against movement
  • B62B 3/02 - Hand carts having more than one axis carrying transport wheels; Steering devices therefor; Equipment therefor involving parts being adjustable, collapsible, attachable, detachable, or convertible

58.

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR AUTOMATICALLY SETTING A SPEED-CONTROL OR PROXIMITY-CONTROL SYSTEM OF A TWO-WHEELED MOTOR VEHICLE

      
Application Number 17427315
Status Pending
Filing Date 2020-02-10
First Publication Date 2022-05-05
Owner Robert Bosch GmbH (Germany)
Inventor
  • Grelaud, Mathieu
  • Schoenherr, Michael

Abstract

A method for automatically setting a speed-control or proximity-control system of a two-wheeled motor vehicle. In the method, it is ascertained if the two-wheeled motor vehicle is on a group ride with at least one other two-wheeled motor vehicle; and in the event of a group ride, the speed-control or proximity-control system is switched to a special operating mode.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B60W 30/165 - Control of distance between vehicles, e.g. keeping a distance to preceding vehicle automatically following the path of a preceding lead vehicle, e.g. "electronic tow-bar"
  • B60W 50/08 - Interaction between the driver and the control system
  • B60W 40/04 - Traffic conditions

59.

Position Determining Arrangement for a Vehicle, and Vehicle

      
Application Number 17427330
Status Pending
Filing Date 2020-02-12
First Publication Date 2022-05-05
Owner Robert Bosch GmbH (Germany)
Inventor Ewert, Marlon Ramon

Abstract

A position determining arrangement for a vehicle includes: a receiving device, in particular an antenna, designed to receive a navigation satellite signal from a navigation satellite; a processing device designed to provide a first signal depending on the received navigation satellite signal, the first signal describing a navigation satellite signal-based position of the receiving device in a coordinate system; at least one inertial sensor designed to detect an acceleration and/or a rate of rotation; a computing unit designed to determine an adapted position of the receiving device in the coordinate system depending on the first signal and the detected acceleration and/or rate of rotation; and a first housing in which at least the computing unit is located. The position determining arrangement includes a second housing independent of and spatially separated from the first housing, and the inertial sensor is located in the second housing.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G01S 19/47 - Determining position by combining measurements of signals from the satellite radio beacon positioning system with a supplementary measurement the supplementary measurement being an inertial measurement, e.g. tightly coupled inertial
  • B60W 40/12 - Estimation or calculation of driving parameters for road vehicle drive control systems not related to the control of a particular sub-unit related to parameters of the vehicle itself
  • B60W 40/10 - Estimation or calculation of driving parameters for road vehicle drive control systems not related to the control of a particular sub-unit related to vehicle motion
  • G01S 19/46 - Determining position by combining measurements of signals from the satellite radio beacon positioning system with a supplementary measurement the supplementary measurement being of a radio-wave signal type

60.

DEEP NEURAL NETWORKS VIA PROTOTYPE FACTORIZATION

      
Application Number 17509752
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-10-25
First Publication Date 2022-05-05
Owner Robert Bosch GmbH (Germany)
Inventor
  • Dai, Zeng
  • Xu, Panpan
  • Ren, Liu
  • Das, Subhajit

Abstract

A method to interpret a deep neural network that includes receiving a set of images, analyzing the set of images via a deep neural network, selecting an internal layer of the deep neural network, extracting neuron activations at the internal layer, factorizing the neuron activations via a matrix factorization algorithm to select prototypes and generate weights for each of the selected prototypes, replacing the neuron activations of the internal layer with selected prototypes and weights for each of the selected prototypes, receiving a second set of images, and classifying the second set of images via the deep neural network using the weighted prototypes without the internal layer.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G06K 9/62 - Methods or arrangements for recognition using electronic means
  • G06N 3/08 - Learning methods

61.

Vehicle Battery Service Cart with Configurable Frame

      
Application Number 17493404
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-10-04
First Publication Date 2022-05-05
Owner Robert Bosch GmbH (Germany)
Inventor
  • Peterson, Corday
  • Lee, Joseph

Abstract

A service cart and associated apparatus that is suitable for servicing electric vehicles and vehicle batteries. The service cart may comprise a frame having a number of members that may be arranged in a compact configuration. The service cart may comprise a number of support pads that may be adjustably arranged with respect to the frame. The support pads may comprise an overload protection mechanism having a break pin. The service cart may comprise a detachable handle operable to selectively disengage a number of brakes on the cart. The service cart may comprise a tow hitch suitable for detachably coupling an external tow device.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B62B 3/10 - Hand carts having more than one axis carrying transport wheels; Steering devices therefor; Equipment therefor characterised by supports specially adapted to objects of definite shape
  • B62B 3/02 - Hand carts having more than one axis carrying transport wheels; Steering devices therefor; Equipment therefor involving parts being adjustable, collapsible, attachable, detachable, or convertible
  • B62B 5/00 - Accessories or details specially adapted for hand carts
  • B62B 5/04 - Braking mechanisms; Locking devices against movement
  • B62B 5/06 - Hand moving equipment, e.g. handle bars

62.

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR ASCERTAINING THE ENERGY INPUT OF LASER WELDING USING ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

      
Application Number 17510215
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-10-25
First Publication Date 2022-05-05
Owner Robert Bosch GmbH (Germany)
Inventor
  • Ilin, Alexander
  • Michalowski, Andreas
  • Eivazi, Anna
  • Ridderbusch, Heiko
  • Vinogradska, Julia
  • Tighineanu, Petru
  • Kroschel, Alexander

Abstract

A method for training a data-based model to ascertain an energy input of a laser welding machine into a workpiece as a function of operating parameters of the laser welding machine. The training is carried out as a function of an ascertained number of spatters.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B23K 31/12 - Processes relevant to this subclass, specially adapted for particular articles or purposes, but not covered by any single one of main groups relating to investigating the properties, e.g. the weldability, of materials
  • B23K 26/21 - Bonding by welding
  • B23K 26/70 - Auxiliary operations or equipment

63.

COMPUTER-IMPLEMENTED METHOD AND DEVICE FOR SELECTING A FUZZING METHOD FOR TESTING A PROGRAM CODE

      
Application Number 17453077
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-11-01
First Publication Date 2022-05-05
Owner Robert Bosch GmbH (Germany)
Inventor
  • Sarkar, Anupam
  • Huth, Christopher
  • Loehr, Hans
  • Greiner, Simon

Abstract

A computer-implemented method for selecting a fuzzing method for carrying out fuzzing testing of a predefined program code. The method includes: providing program code metrics that characterize the program code to be tested; applying the program code metrics to a data-based fuzzing selection model for ascertaining performance metrics, associated with the fuzzing methods, for a number of fuzzing methods, the data-based fuzzing selection model being trained to output a performance metric for each of the fuzzing methods; selecting one or multiple fuzzing methods corresponding to the associated performance metrics; carrying out fuzzing testing corresponding to the one or multiple selected fuzzing methods.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G06F 11/36 - Preventing errors by testing or debugging of software

64.

COMPUTER-IMPLEMENTED METHOD AND DEVICE FOR SELECTING A FUZZING METHOD FOR TESTING A PROGRAM CODE

      
Application Number 17453067
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-11-01
First Publication Date 2022-05-05
Owner Robert Bosch GmbH (Germany)
Inventor
  • Huth, Christopher
  • Sarkar, Anupam
  • Greiner, Simon

Abstract

A computer-implemented method for selecting a fuzzing method for carrying out fuzzing testing of a predefined program code. The method includes: providing one or multiple reference performance metrics that characterize the result of reference fuzzing testing of the program code to be tested, using a reference fuzzing method; carrying out fuzzing tests, based on various fuzzing methods, on the predefined program code in order to ascertain one or multiple performance metrics in each case; selecting one or multiple fuzzing methods corresponding to the associated performance metrics, as a function of the reference performance metric; and carrying out fuzzing testing corresponding to the one or multiple selected fuzzing methods.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G06F 11/36 - Preventing errors by testing or debugging of software
  • G06N 5/04 - Inference methods or devices

65.

METHOD FOR DETECTING AN UNAUTHORIZED PHYSICAL ACCESS TO A BUS SYSTEM

      
Application Number 17450393
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-10-08
First Publication Date 2022-05-05
Owner Robert Bosch GmbH (Germany)
Inventor
  • Aue, Axel
  • Becker, Eugen

Abstract

A method for detecting an unauthorized physical access to a bus system. The method includes detecting a test level sequence in the voltage signal; constituting a binary sampled pattern by sampling the voltage signal at specified pattern times associated with the detected test level sequence, and assigning a first value if the voltage signal is above a predefined voltage threshold at the respective pattern time, and a second value if the voltage signal is not above the voltage threshold; comparing the sampled pattern with a reference pattern that is associated with the detected test level sequence and that was constituted for the test level sequence as a sampled pattern in a state of the bus system during which no unauthorized access existed; and determining that a possible unauthorized physical access exists if the reference pattern does not match the sampled pattern.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G06F 21/75 - Protecting specific internal or peripheral components, in which the protection of a component leads to protection of the entire computer to assure secure computing or processing of information by inhibiting the analysis of circuitry or operation, e.g. to counteract reverse engineering
  • G06F 21/85 - Protecting input, output or interconnection devices interconnection devices, e.g. bus-connected or in-line devices
  • G06F 21/31 - User authentication

66.

Power tool

      
Application Number 29754789
Grant Number D0950337
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-10-14
First Publication Date 2022-05-03
Grant Date 2022-05-03
Owner Robert Bosch GmbH (Germany)
Inventor
  • Zaß, Kay
  • Hasenmayer, Vincent

67.

Electrical Machine with Heat Sinks which are Separated From One Another

      
Application Number 17413226
Status Pending
Filing Date 2019-11-29
First Publication Date 2022-04-28
Owner Robert Bosch GmbH (Germany)
Inventor
  • Mueller, Hans-Peter
  • Hessler, Thomas
  • Moessner, Joerg

Abstract

An electrical machine, in particular an electronically commutated machine, includes a housing and a controller accommodated in the housing. The controller is configured to drive the machine to generate a magnetic rotating field. The housing has a housing cup, which surrounds a hollow space, and a housing cover. The machine has an end plate accommodated in the housing cup. The end plate is thermally conductively connected to the housing cup. The machine also has a cooling panel thermally conductively connected to the housing cup and to at least one component, or to a plurality of components, of the control unit. The machine has an inverter comprising semiconductor switches. The semiconductor switches are thermally conductively connected to the end plate. The end plate and the cooling panel enclose a portion of the hollow space.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H02K 9/22 - Arrangements for cooling or ventilating by solid heat conducting material embedded in, or arranged in contact with, the stator or rotor, e.g. heat bridges
  • H02K 5/15 - Mounting arrangements for bearing-shields or end plates
  • H02K 5/22 - Auxiliary parts of casings not covered by groups , e.g. shaped to form connection boxes or terminal boxes
  • H02K 11/33 - Drive circuits, e.g. power electronics

68.

SENSOR DEVICE INCLUDING A SENSOR ELEMENT AND A COVER PANEL

      
Application Number 17429762
Status Pending
Filing Date 2020-03-05
First Publication Date 2022-04-28
Owner Robert Bosch GmbH (Germany)
Inventor Trierweiler, Manuel

Abstract

A sensor device including a sensor element, a cover panel, and a detection device detecting contaminants on the cover panel. The detection device includes an emitter emitting light, a coupling-in device coupling light into the cover panel, a decoupling device decoupling light from the cover panel, and a detector. The emitter and the coupling-in device couple light into the cover panel at a plurality of angles, and due to total reflection within the cover panel, the light propagates to the decoupling device and reaches the detector. If contaminants are on the cover panel, the total reflection for light coupled in at an angle within an extinction range is at least partially extinguished, and the detector is configured to detect the extinguishing of the total reflection for these angles. The detection device is configured to deduce the type of contaminant from the angles for which the total reflection has been extinguished.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G01S 7/497 - Means for monitoring or calibrating
  • G01S 7/481 - Constructional features, e.g. arrangements of optical elements
  • G01S 17/02 - Systems using the reflection of electromagnetic waves other than radio waves

69.

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR DETERMINING A MEASURE OF QUALITY CONTINUOUSLY

      
Application Number 17447858
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-09-16
First Publication Date 2022-04-28
Owner Robert Bosch GmbH (Germany)
Inventor
  • Bleile, Thomas
  • Hoepfner, Christina
  • Huck, Rene

Abstract

A method of continuously determining a measure of quality for a control device of a technical device or for a system model of a technical system, from an input variable and an output variable. Time series of the input variable and the output variable are acquired up to a time step. A discrete ARMAX model structure is adapted for the ascertained, corresponding time series of the input variable and output variable, in order to determine a first set of parameters for modeling the time series of the input variable and a second set of parameters for modeling the time series of the output variable. The measure of quality is determined for the time step as a function of the first and the second set of parameters.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G05B 13/04 - Adaptive control systems, i.e. systems automatically adjusting themselves to have a performance which is optimum according to some preassigned criterion electric involving the use of models or simulators
  • G05B 17/02 - Systems involving the use of models or simulators of said systems electric
  • G05B 23/02 - Electric testing or monitoring

70.

UNSUPERVISED TRAINING OF A VIDEO FEATURE EXTRACTOR

      
Application Number 17449184
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-09-28
First Publication Date 2022-04-28
Owner Robert Bosch GmbH (Germany)
Inventor
  • Noroozi, Mehdi
  • Behrmann, Nadine

Abstract

A computer-implemented unsupervised learning method of training a video feature extractor. The video feature extractor is configured to extract a feature representation from a video sequence. The method uses training data representing multiple training video sequences. From a training video sequence of the multiple training video sequences, a current subsequence; a preceding subsequence preceding the current subsequence; and a succeeding subsequence succeeding the current subsequence are selected. The video feature extractor is applied to the current subsequence to extract a current feature representation of the current subsequence. A training signal is derived from a joint predictability of the preceding and succeeding subsequences given the current feature representation. The parameters of the video feature extractor are updated based on the training signal.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G06K 9/62 - Methods or arrangements for recognition using electronic means
  • G06K 9/00 - Methods or arrangements for reading or recognising printed or written characters or for recognising patterns, e.g. fingerprints
  • G06N 3/08 - Learning methods
  • G06N 3/04 - Architecture, e.g. interconnection topology

71.

METHOD FOR OPTIMIZING A POLICY FOR A ROBOT

      
Application Number 17450794
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-10-13
First Publication Date 2022-04-28
Owner Robert Bosch GmbH (Germany)
Inventor
  • Froehlich, Lukas
  • Klenske, Edgar
  • Rozo, Leonel

Abstract

A method for optimizing a predefined policy for a robot, the policy being a Gaussian mixture model. The method begins with an initialization of a Gaussian process, the Gaussian process including at least one kernel k which, as an input parameter, obtains a distance that is ascertained between probability distributions, which are characterized in each case by the Gaussian mixture model and the Gaussian process, according to the probability product kernel. This is followed by an optimization of the Gaussian process in such a way that it predicts the costs as a function of the parameters of the Gaussian mixture model. This is followed by an ascertainment of optimal parameters of the Gaussian mixture model as a function of the Gaussian process, the parameters being selected, as a function of the Gaussian process, in such a way that the Gaussian process outputs the optimal cost function.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B25J 9/16 - Programme controls
  • G05B 13/04 - Adaptive control systems, i.e. systems automatically adjusting themselves to have a performance which is optimum according to some preassigned criterion electric involving the use of models or simulators

72.

BATTERY MODULE

      
Application Number 17452179
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-10-25
First Publication Date 2022-04-28
Owner Robert Bosch GmbH (Germany)
Inventor
  • Mehlo, Dennis
  • Bayer, Lisa
  • Kunert, Peter

Abstract

A battery module comprising a plurality of stacks. Each stack comprises at least one cell holder and multiple battery cells. Each cell holder is designed to accommodate the battery cells of the respective stack. Pressing elements on opposite end faces of the cell holder abut both on the cell holder as well as on the battery cells and exert a force of pressure at least on the battery cells along a pressing direction. The stacks are situated adjoining along the pressing direction and are press-fitted along the pressing direction.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H01M 10/04 - Construction or manufacture in general
  • H01M 50/209 - Racks, modules or packs for multiple batteries or multiple cells characterised by their shape adapted for prismatic or rectangular cells

73.

Method for GNSS-based location of a vehicle having a GNSS location device in view of integrity information provided in relation to GNSS correction data

      
Application Number 17504604
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-10-19
First Publication Date 2022-04-28
Owner Robert Bosch GmbH (Germany)
Inventor
  • Knoedler, Kosmas
  • Limberger, Marco
  • Langer, Markus
  • Speth, Thomas

Abstract

The disclosure concerns a method for GNSS-based location of a vehicle having a GNSS location device in view of integrity information provided in relation to GNSS correction data, comprising at least the following steps: (a) receiving GNSS correction data for correcting delay measurements for GNSS-based location from a GNSS correction data provision system, (b) receiving at least one piece of integrity information about the reliability of the GNSS correction data from the GNSS correction data provision system, (c) evaluating the at least one piece of integrity information about the reliability of the GNSS correction data that was received in step (b), and (d) influencing GNSS-based location of the vehicle on the basis of the evaluation from step (c).

IPC Classes  ?

74.

Power Tool with a Dust Collection Attachment

      
Application Number 17509575
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-10-25
First Publication Date 2022-04-28
Owner Robert Bosch GmbH (Germany)
Inventor
  • Monroy, Agustin
  • Nagy, Balazs
  • Schadegg, Daniel

Abstract

A power tool system comprises a power tool and a dust collection attachment. The dust collection attachment comprises an attachment portion mounted on the power tool and a dust collection tube extending alongside the attachment portion. The dust collection attachment comprises a tab configured to retain the dust collection attachment on the power tool and arranged on the dust collection tube. The power tool comprises a pocket in which the tab is located.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B27B 5/30 - Sawing machines working with circular saw blades; Components or equipment therefor - Details; Component parts; Accessories for mounting or securing saw blades or saw spindles
  • B23Q 11/00 - Accessories fitted to machine tools for keeping tools or parts of the machine in good working condition or for cooling work; Safety devices specially combined with or arranged in, or specially adapted for use in connection with, machine tools

75.

Sensor Assembly for a Vehicle

      
Application Number 17599776
Status Pending
Filing Date 2020-03-24
First Publication Date 2022-04-28
Owner Robert Bosch GmbH (Germany)
Inventor
  • Wirth, Jens
  • Koegel, Martin

Abstract

The disclosure relates to a sensor assembly for a vehicle, comprising a sensor element for detecting a measurement variable and at least two control devices, each having a measuring circuit and a power source. A first connection of the sensor element is connected to the power source of a first control device. A second connection of the sensor element is connected to a ground connection via a measuring circuit of a second control device. The measuring circuit of the first control device evaluates sensor current detected in a high side path of the sensor element. The measuring circuit of the second control device evaluates sensor current detected in a low side path of the sensor element. A first emergency protective circuit provides an alternative low side path for the sensor element and receives the sensor current if the voltage drop reaches a predefined breakover voltage value.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H02H 5/04 - Emergency protective circuit arrangements for automatic disconnection directly responsive to an undesired change from normal non-electric working conditions with or without subsequent reconnection responsive to abnormal temperature
  • G01P 3/44 - Devices characterised by the use of electric or magnetic means for measuring angular speed
  • H02H 1/00 - EMERGENCY PROTECTIVE CIRCUIT ARRANGEMENTS - Details of emergency protective circuit arrangements

76.

Battery Pack with Thermal Management System

      
Application Number 17599986
Status Pending
Filing Date 2020-03-29
First Publication Date 2022-04-28
Owner
  • Robert Bosch GmbH (Germany)
  • Nikola Corporation (USA)
Inventor
  • Botadra, Mehul
  • Sarazin, David
  • Lynk, Kevin Mitchell
  • Heaton, Anthony Albert

Abstract

A battery pack including a battery pack housing, and a battery module disposed in the battery pack housing, Tire pack housing is sealed and flooded with a dielectric fluid. The battery module includes a module housing that is fluid permeable and includes a fluid passageway, and electrochemical cells disposed in the module housing in such a way that terminals of the cells are exposed to fluid disposed in the fluid passageway. The battery pack includes a thermal management system having an inlet plenum assembly disposed at a first end of the battery module, an outlet plenum assembly disposed at a second end of the battery module, and a fluid pump that directs fluid to the inlet plenum assembly via a fluid delivery line and receives fluid from the outlet plenum assembly via a fluid return line.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H01M 10/6556 - Solid parts with flow channel passages or pipes for heat exchange
  • H01M 10/6568 - Liquids characterised by flow circuits, e.g. loops, located externally to the cells or cell casings
  • H01M 10/643 - Cylindrical cells
  • H01M 50/213 - Racks, modules or packs for multiple batteries or multiple cells characterised by their shape adapted for cells having curved cross-section, e.g. round or elliptic
  • H01M 10/613 - Cooling or keeping cold
  • H01M 50/507 - Interconnectors for connecting terminals of adjacent batteries; Interconnectors for connecting cells outside a battery casing comprising an arrangement of two or more busbars within a container structure, e.g. busbar modules

77.

DATA ANONYMIZATION FOR DATA LABELING AND DEVELOPMENT PURPOSES

      
Application Number 17076896
Status Pending
Filing Date 2020-10-22
First Publication Date 2022-04-28
Owner Robert Bosch GmbH (Germany)
Inventor Lange, Sascha

Abstract

A method and system are disclosed for anonymizing data for labeling and development purposes. A data storage backend has a database of non-anonymous data that is received from a data source. An anonymization engine of the data storage backend generates anonymized data by removing personally identifiable information from the non-anonymous data. These anonymized data are made available to human labelers who manually provide labels based on the anonymized data using a data labeling tool. These labels are then stored in association with the corresponding non-anonymous data, which can then be used for training one or more machine learning models. In this way, non-anonymous data having personally identifiable information can be manually labelled for development purposes without exposing the personally identifiable information to any human labelers.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G06F 21/62 - Protecting access to data via a platform, e.g. using keys or access control rules
  • G06F 16/48 - Retrieval characterised by using metadata, e.g. metadata not derived from the content or metadata generated manually
  • G06T 5/00 - Image enhancement or restoration
  • G06T 7/70 - Determining position or orientation of objects or cameras
  • G10L 21/007 - Changing voice quality, e.g. pitch or formants characterised by the process used
  • G10L 21/0232 - Processing in the frequency domain
  • G06T 11/00 - 2D [Two Dimensional] image generation
  • G10L 25/57 - Speech or voice analysis techniques not restricted to a single one of groups specially adapted for particular use for comparison or discrimination for processing of video signals

78.

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DETECTING SYMPTOMS OF OCCUPANT ILLNESS

      
Application Number 17078235
Status Pending
Filing Date 2020-10-23
First Publication Date 2022-04-28
Owner Robert Bosch GmbH (Germany)
Inventor
  • Munir, Sirajum
  • Das, Samarjit
  • Zeng, Yunze
  • Jain, Vivek

Abstract

Systems and methods for detecting symptoms of occupant illness is disclosed herein. In embodiments, a storage is configured to maintain a visualization application and data from one or more sources, such as an audio source, an image source, and/or a radar source. A processor is in communication with the storage and a user interface. The processor is programmed to receive data from the one or more sources, execute human-detection models based on the received data, execute activity-recognition models to recognize symptoms of illness based on the data from the one or more sources, determine a location of the recognized symptoms, and execute a visualization application to display information in the user interface. The visualization application can show a background image with an overlaid image that includes an indicator for each location of recognized symptom of illness. Additionally, data from the audio source, image source, and/or radar source can be fused.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G06K 9/00 - Methods or arrangements for reading or recognising printed or written characters or for recognising patterns, e.g. fingerprints
  • G06K 9/62 - Methods or arrangements for recognition using electronic means
  • G06T 7/194 - Segmentation; Edge detection involving foreground-background segmentation
  • G01S 13/46 - Indirect determination of position data
  • G06N 3/08 - Learning methods

79.

BAYESIAN INFERENCE TO LOCALIZE LIGHT ON A VEHICLE MOUNTED VIRTUAL VISOR SYSTEM

      
Application Number 17082778
Status Pending
Filing Date 2020-10-28
First Publication Date 2022-04-28
Owner Robert Bosch GmbH (Germany)
Inventor
  • Zink, Jason
  • Todd, Ryan
  • Huang, Xinyu
  • Wisely Babu, Benzun Pious

Abstract

A virtual visor system is disclosed that includes a visor having a plurality of independently operable pixels that are selectively operated with a variable opacity/transparency. A camera captures images of the face of a driver or other passenger and, based on the captured images, a controller operates the visor to automatically and selectively darken a limited portion thereof to block the sun or other illumination source from striking the eyes of the driver, while leaving the remainder of the visor transparent. The virtual visor system advantageously eliminates unnecessary obstructions to the driver's view while also blocking distracting light sources, thereby improving the safety of the vehicle.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B60J 3/02 - Antiglare equipment associated with windows or windscreens; Sun visors for vehicles adjustable in position
  • G06K 9/00 - Methods or arrangements for reading or recognising printed or written characters or for recognising patterns, e.g. fingerprints
  • G06N 7/00 - Computer systems based on specific mathematical models
  • G06T 7/70 - Determining position or orientation of objects or cameras
  • G06F 3/01 - Input arrangements or combined input and output arrangements for interaction between user and computer

80.

METHOD FOR ASSISTING A DRIVER OF A VEHICLE HAVING AN ELECTRIC DRIVE

      
Application Number 17429810
Status Pending
Filing Date 2020-02-05
First Publication Date 2022-04-28
Owner Robert Bosch GmbH (Germany)
Inventor
  • Stratz, Florian
  • Goll, Ralph
  • Matschke, Thomas

Abstract

The invention relates to a method for assisting a driver of a vehicle (1) having an electric drive, in which a list of predefined influencing variables for the consumption of electrical energy by the vehicle (1) is drawn up and output by an output device (14), with the influencing variables relating to factors which can be influenced by the driver of the vehicle (1), the method comprising the following steps: a) calling up characteristic maps which specify a relationship between energy consumption and the various influencing variables, b) determining possible optimizations of the energy consumption by modifying a particular influencing variable, c) computing possible energy savings on implementation of the possible optimizations of the particular influencing variable using the characteristic maps retrieved, d) sorting the influencing variables in the list.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B60L 15/20 - Methods, circuits or devices for controlling the propulsion of electrically-propelled vehicles, e.g. their traction-motor speed, to achieve a desired performance; Adaptation of control equipment on electrically-propelled vehicles for remote actuation from a stationary place, from alternative parts of the vehicle or from alternative vehicles of the same vehicle train for control of the vehicle or its driving motor to achieve a desired performance, e.g. speed, torque, programmed variation of speed
  • B60W 50/14 - Means for informing the driver, warning the driver or prompting a driver intervention
  • B60W 30/14 - Cruise control

81.

ELECTROMECHANICAL BRAKE PRESSURE GENERATOR FOR A HYDRAULIC BRAKE SYSTEM OF A VEHICLE

      
Application Number 17429921
Status Pending
Filing Date 2020-02-08
First Publication Date 2022-04-28
Owner Robert Bosch GmbH (Germany)
Inventor
  • Oehler, Claus
  • Boehm, Mark
  • Uhlig, Martin
  • Oehler, Christoph
  • Micke, Marc
  • Haberkorn, Konstantin

Abstract

An electromechanical brake pressure generator for a hydraulic braking system of a vehicle. The brake pressure generator has a spindle drive unit for converting an input-drive-side rotational motion into a translational motion for piston actuation of a hydraulic piston/cylinder unit. A multi-stage gear linkage is disposed between the spindle drive unit and an electric drive motor. The gear linkage encompasses a planetary gearset unit driven by a motor pinion constituting a sun gear, the output-drive-side ring gear of which unit drives the spindle drive unit. A motor shaft of the electric drive motor extends in adjacently parallel fashion next to a spindle drive shaft of the spindle drive unit.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B60T 13/74 - Transmitting braking action from initiating means to ultimate brake actuator with power assistance or drive; Brake systems incorporating such transmitting means, e.g. air-pressure brake systems with electrical assistance or drive
  • F04B 17/03 - Pumps characterised by combination with, or adaptation to, specific driving engines or motors driven by electric motors

82.

DOUBLE CLUTCH TRANSMISSION FOR AN ELECTRIC VEHICLE, AND DRIVE UNIT FOR AN ELECTRIC VEHICLE

      
Application Number 17430361
Status Pending
Filing Date 2020-02-05
First Publication Date 2022-04-28
Owner Robert Bosch GmbH (Germany)
Inventor Kraeuter, Janek

Abstract

The invention relates to a double clutch transmission (10) for an electric vehicle, comprising an input shaft (40), a first component clutch (11), by means of which the input shaft (40) can be coupled to a first output shaft (41), and a second component clutch (12), by means of which the input shaft (40) can be coupled to a second output shaft (42), wherein the second output shaft (42) is configured as a hollow shaft. The second output shaft (42) comprises a flange section (65) which extends in the radial direction (r). The first component clutch (11) can be actuated by a first actuating unit (51) which comprises a driver, which driver engages through the flange section (65) in the axial direction (x) and is connected fixedly to the second output shaft (42) so as to rotate with it. The driver can be actuated in the axial direction (x) via a first release bearing, and the first component clutch (11) can be actuated in the axial direction (x) by the driver via a second release bearing. The invention also relates to a drive unit for an electric vehicle, which drive unit comprises a double clutch transmission (10) according to the invention and an electric motor (5) for driving the input shaft (40) of the double clutch transmission (10).

IPC Classes  ?

  • F16D 21/06 - Systems comprising a plurality of mechanically-actuated clutches for interconnecting three or more shafts or other transmission members in different ways at least two driving shafts or two driven shafts being concentric
  • B60K 17/02 - Arrangement or mounting of transmissions in vehicles characterised by arrangement, location, or kind of clutch
  • F16D 13/70 - Pressure members, e.g. pressure plates, for clutch-plates or lamellae; Guiding arrangements for pressure members
  • B60K 1/00 - Arrangement or mounting of electrical propulsion units

83.

SITUATION-DEPENDENT CONTROL OF VEHICLE SENSORS AND/OR COMPONENTS

      
Application Number 17430528
Status Pending
Filing Date 2020-04-15
First Publication Date 2022-04-28
Owner Robert Bosch GmbH (Germany)
Inventor Ewert, Marlon Ramon

Abstract

A method for controlling sensors or components of a vehicle, using a control device. Measurement data of at least one sensor of the vehicle being received and evaluated. A traffic situation, in which the vehicle finds itself, is ascertained by evaluating the measurement data; and the at least one sensor and/or at least one component of the vehicle being activated, deactivated and/or set to a standby mode as a function of the ascertained traffic situation. A control device and a computer program are also described.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B60W 40/04 - Traffic conditions
  • B60W 10/30 - Conjoint control of vehicle sub-units of different type or different function including control of auxiliary equipment, e.g. air-conditioning compressors or oil pumps
  • B60W 10/24 - Conjoint control of vehicle sub-units of different type or different function including control of energy storage means

84.

METHOD FOR CHECKING THE BEHAVIOR OF AT LEAST ONE GROUP OF CONSUMERS IN A MOTOR VEHICLE

      
Application Number 17449175
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-09-28
First Publication Date 2022-04-28
Owner Robert Bosch GmbH (Germany)
Inventor
  • Iliev, Yasen
  • Nikolov, Yavor
  • Woerz, Markus
  • Sarfert, Christel

Abstract

A method for checking the behavior of at least one group of consumers in a motor vehicle. In the method, it is checked whether the at least one group of consumers behaves corresponding to a request to change their consumption, for which purpose the power consumption of the group of consumers is measured and compared to a modeled consumption calculated based on a dynamic model of the at least one group of consumers, at least one algorithm being used for the comparison.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H02J 1/14 - Balancing the load in a network
  • B60R 16/03 - Electric or fluid circuits specially adapted for vehicles and not otherwise provided for; Arrangement of elements of electric or fluid circuits specially adapted for vehicles and not otherwise provided for electric for supply of electrical power to vehicle subsystems
  • H02M 3/04 - Conversion of dc power input into dc power output without intermediate conversion into ac by static converters

85.

METHOD FOR AUTONOMOUS NAVIGATION OF A MOVABLE ROBOTIC UNIT, AND ROBOTIC SYSTEM INCLUDING THE ROBOTIC UNIT

      
Application Number 17450029
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-10-05
First Publication Date 2022-04-28
Owner Robert Bosch GmbH (Germany)
Inventor
  • Sabzevari, Reza
  • Arndt, Charlotte
  • Civera, Javier

Abstract

A method for autonomous navigation of a movable robotic unit, in particular at least as part of a SLAM method. A plurality of virtual points from the surroundings around the detection unit is detected using a detection unit. An optimization problem of graph theory is solved using a control and/or regulation unit for ascertaining a position and/or a movement of the robotic unit and/or for detecting the surroundings as a function of the detected virtual points. At least one virtual plane is ascertained, using the control and/or regulation unit, as a function of at least one group of virtual points of the plurality of virtual points. For ascertaining a position and/or a movement of the robotic unit and/or for representing the surroundings, the ascertained virtual plane is used for solving the optimization problem of graph theory using the control and/or regulation unit.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G05D 1/02 - Control of position or course in two dimensions
  • G06T 7/579 - Depth or shape recovery from multiple images from motion

86.

METHOD FOR DETERMINING A SWITCHING POINT OF A SOLENOID VALVE

      
Application Number 17451120
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-10-15
First Publication Date 2022-04-28
Owner Robert Bosch GmbH (Germany)
Inventor
  • Rupp, Andreas
  • Reineke, Bastian
  • Herrmann, Paul

Abstract

A method for determining a switching point of a solenoid valve. A solenoid coil is energized to raise a solenoid armature to unblock a flow opening. For a signal profile characteristic of a current profile in the solenoid coil, multiple periods each different from one another and each having the same predefined temporal length are determined. Within each period, a minimal and a maximal value of the signal profile and associated points in time are ascertained and a product of a difference between the maximal and minimal value and a difference between the associated points in time are ascertained. On the basis of the points in time of the minimal and maximal value of that period, which corresponds to a maximal value of the product, the switching point is determined.

IPC Classes  ?

  • F16K 37/00 - Special means in or on valves or other cut-off apparatus for indicating or recording operation thereof, or for enabling an alarm to be given

87.

BATTERY

      
Application Number 17452184
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-10-25
First Publication Date 2022-04-28
Owner Robert Bosch GmbH (Germany)
Inventor
  • Kunert, Peter
  • Mehlo, Dennis
  • Bayer, Lisa

Abstract

A battery including first and second cell stacks, electrically conductive cell connectors, and an electrically conductive stack connector. The battery cells of the cell stacks are positioned in parallel with each other. The cell connectors are situated on contacting sides of the cell stacks and each electrically interconnect at least two battery cells per contacting side and provide this electrical connection in a first and/or second contacting section of the battery using respective contact tabs. The stack connector is formed in one layer and is configured to bring together voltages of electrically connected battery cells provided by the contact tabs in the first contacting section, at a power terminal of the battery, to form an overall voltage of the battery. At least two adjacent contact tabs of the first cell stack and of the second cell stack are interconnected electrically in the second contacting section.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H01M 50/503 - Interconnectors for connecting terminals of adjacent batteries; Interconnectors for connecting cells outside a battery casing characterised by the shape of the interconnectors
  • H01M 50/507 - Interconnectors for connecting terminals of adjacent batteries; Interconnectors for connecting cells outside a battery casing comprising an arrangement of two or more busbars within a container structure, e.g. busbar modules

88.

CONTROLLER AND METHOD FOR GESTURE RECOGNITION AND A GESTURE RECOGNITION DEVICE

      
Application Number 17482117
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-09-22
First Publication Date 2022-04-28
Owner
  • Robert Bosch GmbH (Germany)
  • Robert Bosch Engineering and Business Solutions Private Limited (India)
Inventor
  • Lahoti, Rutika Harnarayan
  • Balasubramanian, Apitha
  • Geethanathan, Sunderasan

Abstract

A gesture recognition device includes a sensor unit having at least one sensor and a controller connected to the sensor unit. The controller is operable in a training mode and a trained mode. When the controller is operated in training mode, the controller is configured to allow selection of a domain followed by at least one of a selection and a creation of corresponding gestures using a domain module. The controller in the training mode is further configured to receive input signals from the sensor unit for the corresponding gestures, to apply a filter module corresponding to the selected domain to generate filtered datasets, and to train a gesture engine based on the filtered datasets. When the controller is operated in the trained/identification mode, the controller is configured to identify the gesture.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G06F 3/01 - Input arrangements or combined input and output arrangements for interaction between user and computer
  • G06N 3/04 - Architecture, e.g. interconnection topology

89.

Method for ascertaining at least one piece of integrity information relating to a location result of a GNSS-based location device of a vehicle in the event of an abruptly and significantly changing GNSS reception situation

      
Application Number 17504593
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-10-19
First Publication Date 2022-04-28
Owner Robert Bosch GmbH (Germany)
Inventor
  • Metzger, Alexander
  • Schindler, Lena
  • Limberger, Marco
  • Tourian, Mohammad
  • Friederichs, Thomas

Abstract

The disclosure concerns a method for ascertaining at least one piece of integrity information relating to a location result of a GNSS-based location device of a vehicle in the event of an abruptly and significantly changing GNSS reception situation, comprising at least the following steps: (a) ascertaining the current ego position of the vehicle by means of the GNSS-based location device; (b) ascertaining at least one piece of integrity information relating to the ego position ascertained in step (a), by means of the GNSS-based location device; (c) detecting an abruptly and significantly changing or significantly altered GNSS reception situation; and (d) adapting the ascertainment of the at least one piece of integrity information for the changing or altered GNSS reception situation.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G01S 19/25 - Acquisition or tracking of signals transmitted by the system involving aiding data received from a cooperating element, e.g. assisted GPS
  • G01S 19/31 - Acquisition or tracking of other signals for positioning

90.

Method for providing GNSS sensor data

      
Application Number 17504596
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-10-19
First Publication Date 2022-04-28
Owner Robert Bosch GmbH (Germany)
Inventor
  • Strobel, Jens
  • Baus, Michael
  • Tourian, Mohammad

Abstract

The disclosure concerns a method for providing GNSS sensor data, comprising at least the following steps: (a) receiving GNSS satellite signals; (b) evaluating the received GNSS satellite signals to ascertain GNSS sensor data; (c) rating the received GNSS satellite signals on the basis of at least one GNSS-specific performance criterion; and (d) associating a rating that results from step (c) with the related GNSS sensor data.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G01S 19/25 - Acquisition or tracking of signals transmitted by the system involving aiding data received from a cooperating element, e.g. assisted GPS

91.

METHODS, CONTROL UNIT, DETERMINATION UNIT, LIGHTWEIGHT VEHICLE, AND SYSTEM

      
Application Number 17508149
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-10-22
First Publication Date 2022-04-28
Owner Robert Bosch GmbH (Germany)
Inventor
  • Hassan, Khaled Shawky
  • Brahmi, Nadia
  • Hofmann, Frank
  • Schwarzmeier, Andre
  • Schaller, Andreas

Abstract

A method for operating a determination unit (DUb) of a personal mobile terminal or a device with a user interface (UIb). In one example, the method includes receiving, via at least one communication channel (CHb) between the determination unit (DUb) and a control unit (CUb) of a vehicle (BICb), at least one sensor information; determining at least one status information associated with the vehicle (BICb) based on the received at least one sensor information; and transmitting, via the at least one communication channel between the determination unit (DUb) and the control unit (CUb), the at least one determined status information associated with the vehicle (BICb).

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04W 4/40 - Services specially adapted for particular environments, situations or purposes for vehicles, e.g. vehicle-to-pedestrians [V2P]
  • H04W 74/00 - Wireless channel access, e.g. scheduled or random access

92.

METHODS AND APPARATUSES FOR RADIO COMMUNICATION

      
Application Number 17508265
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-10-22
First Publication Date 2022-04-28
Owner Robert Bosch GmbH (Germany)
Inventor
  • Hofmann, Frank
  • Hassan, Khaled Shawky
  • Sambale, Klaus
  • Bezmenov, Maria
  • Brahmi, Nadia

Abstract

A method for operating an apparatus (UE) comprising: determining (130), in an active mode, a state associated with a direct mode radio channel, and determining (160; 170), in the active mode, at least one subset of a plurality of radio resources of the direct mode radio channel based on the determined state.

IPC Classes  ?

93.

METHODS, APPARATUS, AND SYSTEM

      
Application Number 17508288
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-10-22
First Publication Date 2022-04-28
Owner Robert Bosch GmbH (Germany)
Inventor
  • Schwarzmeier, Andre
  • Schaller, Andreas
  • Hofmann, Frank
  • Hassan, Khaled Shawky
  • Brahmi, Nadia

Abstract

A portable electronic device (UEa) that includes determining means to determine a coupling state that indicates a coupling or non-coupling of the portable electronic device with a vehicle-side control unit of a lightweight vehicle; and selecting means to select one of at least a first and second VRU class of the portable electronic device based on the determined coupling state.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04W 48/16 - Discovering; Processing access restriction or access information
  • H04W 48/08 - Access restriction or access information delivery, e.g. discovery data delivery
  • H04W 4/44 - Services specially adapted for particular environments, situations or purposes for vehicles, e.g. vehicle-to-pedestrians [V2P] for communication between vehicles and infrastructures, e.g. vehicle-to-cloud [V2C] or vehicle-to-home [V2H]

94.

VOLUME CONTROL OVER SHARED TRUNK LINES IN INTERCOM SYSTEMS

      
Application Number 17071688
Status Pending
Filing Date 2020-10-15
First Publication Date 2022-04-21
Owner Robert Bosch GmbH (Germany)
Inventor Puttick, James

Abstract

Systems and methods for volume control over intercom trunk lines. One example method includes receiving, from a first keypanel coupled to a first intercom, a call request identifying a remote keypanel coupled to a second intercom. The method includes transmitting a trunk request based on the call request and receiving a trunk setup message. The method includes activating a first crosspoint to provide a two-way audio connection between the first and second intercom devices. The method includes applying a trunk gain value to the first crosspoint based on the remote keypanel and transmitting, with an audio gain based on the trunk gain value, an audio stream received from the first keypanel. The method includes receiving, from the second intercom, a gain adjustment value associated with the first keypanel and the remote keypanel and applying an adjusted trunk gain value to the first crosspoint based on the gain adjustment value.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04M 9/00 - Arrangements for interconnection not involving centralised switching
  • H04M 11/02 - Telephonic communication systems specially adapted for combination with other electrical systems with bell or annunciator systems
  • H04Q 3/00 - Selecting arrangements
  • H04R 27/04 - Electric megaphones

95.

BATTERY-OPERATED DEVICE INCLUDING AN ELECTROMECHANICAL INTERFACE FOR AN INTERCHANGEABLE DRIVE UNIT

      
Application Number 17281147
Status Pending
Filing Date 2019-12-11
First Publication Date 2022-04-21
Owner Robert Bosch GmbH (Germany)
Inventor Sheng, Jing

Abstract

A battery-operated device including a rechargeable battery and an interchangeable drive unit that is supplied with power by the rechargeable battery via an electromechanical interface is provided. The rechargeable battery is chargeable via the electromechanical interface.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H02J 7/00 - Circuit arrangements for charging or depolarising batteries or for supplying loads from batteries
  • H02J 50/10 - Circuit arrangements or systems for wireless supply or distribution of electric power using inductive coupling
  • A47L 7/00 - Suction cleaners adapted for additional purposes; Tables with suction openings for cleaning purposes; Containers for cleaning articles by suction; Suction cleaners adapted to cleaning of brushes; Suction cleaners adapted to taking-up liquids
  • A47L 9/28 - Installation of the electric equipment, e.g. adaptation or attachment to the suction cleaner; Controlling suction cleaners by electric means
  • B08B 15/04 - Preventing escape of dirt or fumes from the area where they are produced; Collecting or removing dirt or fumes from that area from a small area, e.g. a tool
  • B23B 45/02 - Hand-held or like portable drilling machines, e.g. drill guns; Equipment therefor driven by electric power

96.

METHOD FOR PRODUCING A PRECURSOR MATERIAL FOR AN ELECTROCHEMICAL CELL

      
Application Number 17311405
Status Pending
Filing Date 2019-12-03
First Publication Date 2022-04-21
Owner Robert Bosch GmbH (Germany)
Inventor
  • Bauer, Harald
  • Weydanz, Wolfgang

Abstract

The present invention relates to a method for producing a precursor material (10) for an electrochemical cell. The method comprises the steps of adding a matrix material (18) to a fluidized bed (40), and adding a carrier medium (48) and a de-agglomerated carbon nanotube material (22) to the fluidized bed (40), so that the carbon nanotube material (22) and the carrier medium (48) is applied to the matrix material (18) and the latter is granulated therewith, wherein the carbon nanotube material (22) has been suspended and de-agglomerated prior to addition to the carrier medium (48), and/or the carbon nanotube material (22) present in de-agglomerated form in the fluidized bed (40) dissolving with the carrier medium (48) in the fluidized bed (40).

IPC Classes  ?

  • H01M 4/1393 - Processes of manufacture of electrodes based on carbonaceous material, e.g. graphite-intercalation compounds or CFx
  • H01M 4/62 - Selection of inactive substances as ingredients for active masses, e.g. binders, fillers

97.

Method and Device for Operating a Robot with Improved Object Detection

      
Application Number 17424387
Status Pending
Filing Date 2020-03-17
First Publication Date 2022-04-21
Owner Robert Bosch GmbH (Germany)
Inventor
  • Schwindt, Oliver F.
  • Mueller, Joerg
  • Kienle, Theresa
  • Vatavu, Andrei

Abstract

A method and device are disclosed for improved object detection in an area surrounding a robot. In the method, first and second sensing data are obtained, which can be assigned to a first or second sensing means of the robot, respectively, and which contain at least one portion of the area surrounding the robot. An objection detection of an object in the area surrounding the robot is carried out using a fusion of at least the first and the second sensing data. An item of redundancy information is generated, which is assigned to the object detection and at least indicates whether the detected object has been detected using only the first or only the second sensing data or whether the detected object or at least one or more sections of same has been detected redundantly using both the first and the second sensing data.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B60W 60/00 - Drive control systems specially adapted for autonomous road vehicles
  • B60W 50/029 - Adapting to failures or work around with other constraints, e.g. circumvention by avoiding use of failed parts
  • B60W 50/02 - Ensuring safety in case of control system failures, e.g. by diagnosing, circumventing or fixing failures
  • G06V 10/80 - Fusion, i.e. combining data from various sources at the sensor level, preprocessing level, feature extraction level or classification level
  • G06V 20/58 - Recognition of moving objects or obstacles, e.g. vehicles or pedestrians; Recognition of traffic objects, e.g. traffic signs, traffic lights or roads

98.

Steering System

      
Application Number 17425259
Status Pending
Filing Date 2019-12-07
First Publication Date 2022-04-21
Owner Robert Bosch GmbH (Germany)
Inventor Hetzel, Oliver

Abstract

A steering system includes a steering rod mounted for longitudinal axial sliding in a housing and a steering motor acting on the steering rod via a ball screw drive, for which the steering rod forms a ball recirculation screw thread, which interacts with a transmission nut that can be driven by the steering motor. A transmission wheel of a flexible transmission, by means of which driving power of the steering motor is transmitted to the transmission nut, is untiltably connected to an inner ring of a rotary bearing. The transmission nut is pivotably mounted on the transmission wheel about an arbitrary pivot axis, which is oriented perpendicularly to the longitudinal axis of the steering rod. The transmission nut, which is pivoted as a result of a flexural load on the steering rod, can be decoupled from the rotary bearing and from a tensile load on the transmission wheel.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B62D 5/04 - Power-assisted or power-driven steering electrical, e.g. using an electric servo-motor connected to, or forming part of, the steering gear

99.

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR CONTROLLING A DRIVE UNIT OF A PEDAL-OPERATED VEHICLE

      
Application Number 17426820
Status Pending
Filing Date 2020-03-25
First Publication Date 2022-04-21
Owner Robert Bosch GmbH (Germany)
Inventor
  • Baumgaertner, Daniel
  • Dackermann, Tim

Abstract

A method and a device, including a pedal-operated vehicle. The method includes detecting a particular riding situation and consequently operating the auxiliary drive unit situated on the vehicle, longer than in a normal riding situation, without the driver correspondingly detecting the angular motion of the pedals.

IPC Classes  ?

100.

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR CONDUCTING A TRANSACTION BETWEEN A PLURALITY OF PARTITIONS OF A BLOCKCHAIN

      
Application Number 17448779
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-09-24
First Publication Date 2022-04-21
Owner Robert Bosch GmbH (Germany)
Inventor Poddey, Alexander

Abstract

A method for conducting a transaction between a plurality of partitions of a blockchain. In the method: on the partitions, smart contracts are provided, through the contracts, state channels are anchored in the partitions, and the transaction between the partitions is carried out on the state channels.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G06Q 20/38 - Payment architectures, schemes or protocols - Details thereof
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