US Pat. No. 9,802,634

DEVICE FOR TRAFFIC-DEPENDENT CONTROL OF BARRIERS AND LIGHT SIGNALS AT A GRADE CROSSING

ROBERT BOSCH GMBH, Stutt...

1. A device for a traffic-dependent control of at least one of a barrier and a traffic light signal situated on an inflow
side of a grade crossing, comprising:
a radar sensor device configured to detect motions of traffic objects over a street traffic area of the grade crossing; and
an evaluation unit having a processor configured to:
determine a desired lead time before an expected time of arrival of a train at the grade crossing, with the aid of a curve
over time of the detected motions of the traffic objects, wherein the lead time is increased as traffic speed is decreased;
and

emit a control signal to a control unit for at least one of the barrier and the traffic light signal situated on the inflow
side of the grade crossing, using the determined lead time before an expected time of arrival of a train at the grade crossing.

US Pat. No. 9,799,209

INTRUSION SENSOR FOR MONITORING AN ENTRANCE TO A BUILDING TO BE MONITORED, AND METHOD

ROBERT BOSCH GMBH, Stutt...

1. An intrusion sensor for monitoring an entrance to a building to be monitored, the intrusion sensor being adapted to be
situated at the entrance inside of the building, comprising:
an acceleration sensor configured to detect a motion in the surroundings of the entrance to the building in at least one spatial
axis, and based on the detected motion, configured to output a motion signal;

a surroundings sensor configured to detect at least one physical variable in the surroundings of the intrusion sensor; and
a plausibility check device configured to perform a plausibility check of the motion signal based on at least one value of
the detected at least one physical variable, and configured to output an intrusion signal if a result of the plausibility
check is negative,

wherein the plausibility check device includes a memory and is configured to store the at least one value of the detected
at least one physical variable at predefined intervals and is configured to calculate an average of the at least one value
of the detected at least one physical variable.

US Pat. No. 9,777,684

FUEL INJECTION VALVE FOR INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINES

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

1. A fuel injection valve for internal combustion engines, having a housing (1) in which a nozzle needle (8) is at least indirectly subjected, by pressure in a control chamber (28), to a closing force in a direction of a valve seat (10), wherein the pressure in the control chamber (28) is adjustable by a control valve (40) by virtue of the control chamber (28) being connectable to a low-pressure chamber (46) via an outflow throttle (31) and the control chamber (28) being configured to be filled with fuel at high pressure via an inflow throttle (30),
wherein the control chamber (28) has therein a longitudinally movable control piston (29) which divides the control chamber (28) into a first control chamber part (128) and a second control chamber part (228), wherein the first control chamber part (128) is connectable to the low-pressure chamber (46) via the outflow throttle (31), and the control piston having a sealing surface (38) which interacts with a sealing seat (39) in the control chamber (28) such that, when the sealing surface (38) is in contact with the sealing seat (39), the inflow throttle (30) is hydraulically separated from the second control chamber part (228), and wherein the first control chamber part (128) and the second control chamber part (228) are permanently hydraulically connected to one another via a throttled connection (34), and

wherein the control piston (29) is subjected, by a spring element (33), to an opening force in a direction of the second control chamber part (228) and the spring element (33) is arranged in the second control chamber part (228).

US Pat. No. 9,777,688

HOLDER FOR FASTENING A COMPONENT ON AN INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE, A BEARING SLEEVE FOR SUCH A HOLDER, AND A FUEL INJECTION SYSTEM

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

20. A fuel-injection system, comprising:
a fuel distributor; and
at least one holder, for fastening the fuel distributor on an internal combustion engine, including:
a holder body; and
at least one bearing sleeve, including a first sleeve part and a second sleeve part, the second sleeve part,
wherein the first sleeve part has (1) a first rigid sleeve body, (2) a first damping element integrally connected to the first
sleeve body, and (3) a first additional damping element integrally connected to the first sleeve body and completely separated
from the first damping element by a free space, wherein the first damping element being vulcanized onto the first rigid sleeve
body,

wherein the second sleeve part has (1) a second rigid sleeve body, (2) a second damping element integrally connected to the
second sleeve body, and (3) a second additional damping element integrally connected to the second sleeve body and completely
separated from the second damping element by a free space, wherein the second damping element and the second additional damping
element are vulcanized onto the second rigid sleeve body, and

wherein the holder body is at least regionally clamped between at least one damping element of the first sleeve part and at
least one damping element of the second sleeve part, so as to connect the holder body to the bearing sleeve.

US Pat. No. 9,777,663

METHOD, A COMPUTER PROGRAM, AN ELECTRONIC STORAGE MEDIUM, AND AN ELECTRONIC CONTROL UNIT FOR CONTROLLING AN INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE

ROBERT BOSCH GMBH, Stutt...

1. A method for controlling an internal combustion engine, the method comprising:
operating an internal combustion engine based on a first injection pattern in a first operating state, and based on a second
injection pattern in a second operating state;

selecting at least one parameter of the injection patterns in a transition from the first operating state to the second operating
state so that the noise emission remains constant;

in a transition from an injection pattern having a lower noise to an injection pattern having a higher noise, first varying
the at least one parameter of the first injection pattern in a step-by-step manner, and then performing a switchover to the
injection pattern having the higher noise; and

in the transition from an injection pattern having a higher noise to an injection pattern having a lower noise, first performing
a switchover to the injection pattern having the lower noise, and then varying the at least one parameter of the second injection
pattern in a step-by-step manner.

US Pat. No. 9,768,432

CELL CONNECTOR FOR MAKING ELECTRICALLY CONDUCTIVE CONTACT WITH A PLURALITY OF BATTERY CELL TERMINALS, METHOD FOR PRODUCING A CELL CONNECTOR OF THIS KIND, AND BATTERY MODULE HAVING AT LEAST ONE CELL

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

1. A cell connector for making electrically conductive contact with a plurality of battery cell terminals, comprising:
a plurality of sections positioned next to each other including (i) a plurality of first sections composed of an electrically
conductive metal material and including a plurality of nanometer-sized cavities in the metal material, and (ii) at least one
second section composed of an electrically insulating plastic, the at least one second section positioned between a respective
two of the plurality of first sections, and the plastic of the at least one second section extending into the nanometer-sized
cavities formed in the metal material of the plurality of first sections to connect the at least one second section to the
respective two of the plurality of first sections by a nano-molding process.

US Pat. No. 9,753,459

METHOD FOR OPERATING A MOTOR VEHICLE

ROBERT BOSCH GMBH, Stutt...

1. A method for operating a host motor vehicle which is configured to drive to a predefined destination autonomously, the
method comprising:
detecting, by at least one driver command detection device, a driver command, wherein the driver command comprises a driver
of the host motor vehicle directing the driver's eyes toward an observation target, the driver command being unprompted by
a control unit;

determining, by the control unit, wherein the control unit has at least one processor, an autonomous driving action of the
host motor vehicle corresponding to the driver command;

receiving, by at least one driver verification command detection device, at least one verification command, wherein the at
least one verification command actuates the autonomous driving action; and

actuating, by the control unit, the autonomous driving action of the host motor vehicle upon receiving the at least one verification
command.

US Pat. No. 9,714,595

STORAGE TANK

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

1. A storage tank (12) of a metering system (10) for introducing a reducing agent (32) in an exhaust gas tract of an internal combustion engine, the storage tank (12) bounded by tank walls (14), a tank ceiling (16) and a tank bottom (18) and comprising at least one opening (50) for mounting a spill basin (20) and/or a heating element (24) closed by a flange (54), an opening for filling and emptying (46, 48), and a venting opening (62), thereby characterized in that the spill basin (20) rests on an inside of the tank bottom (18) and that all of the openings (46, 48, 50, 62) are located in a tank ceiling (16) above a region of said storage tank (12) flooded by the reducing agent (32) above a fluid level (42) of the reducing agent (32) and that openings for a supply line (38, 60) and a return line (58) are in the flange (54).

US Pat. No. 9,714,016

COMMUNICATIONS CONNECTION FOR SENSORS IN CONTROL SYSTEMS OF VEHICLES

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

1. A sensor module for a regulating system in a vehicle, comprising:
a first plurality of sensor elements that are connected to one another;
a second plurality of sensor elements that are connected to one another;
a first interface element set up for a communicative connection of the first plurality of sensor elements to a control device
in the vehicle; and

a second interface element for a communicative connection of the second plurality of sensor elements to the control device,
wherein:

the first interface element and the second interface element are housed within a housing of only one sensor element,
the first interface element is a two-contact interface element,
the first plurality of sensor elements omit any contact interface and communicate with the control device only through a direct
contact of the two-contact interface of the first interface element with the control device,

the second interface element is a two-contact interface element,
the second plurality of sensor elements omit any contact interface and communicate with the control device only through a
direct contact of the two-contact interface element of the second interface element with the control device,

each sensor element is housed within its own respective housing,
each sensor element having a housing that lacks the first interface element and the second interface element and is directly
connected to the sensor element having a housing that contains the first interface element and the second interface element,
or to another sensor element having a housing that lacks the first interface element and the second sensor element.

US Pat. No. 9,706,125

IMAGE CAPTURING DEVICE

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

1. An image capturing device, comprising:
an optical module configured to capture an image;
at least one sensor module configured to generate image signals for the captured image;
a data processing module configured to generate image data for the captured image on the basis of the generated image signals;
a display device configured to display the captured image on the basis of the generated image data; and
an assigned memory unit configured to store the generated image data,
wherein the data processing module has a marking unit configured to optically mark at least one image position in the displayed
image on the display device with an optical mark,

wherein the marking unit is configured to effect a display of at least one designation element on the display device so as
to allow designation of the at least one image position,

wherein the display device is further configured to display the at least one designation element differently from the display
of the optical mark on the display device, and to display the at least one designation element spaced apart from the display
of the optical mark,

wherein the data processing module is further configured to insert data corresponding to the at least one designation element
into the generated image data of the captured image,

wherein the at least one designation element is configured to identify uniquely the designated image position in the captured
image,

wherein in response to capturing a further image including image data corresponding to the designated image position, the
data processing module is further configured to insert automatically data corresponding to the at least one designation element
into the image data of the further image, such that the at least one designation element is displayed on the display device
automatically when the further image is displayed on the display device, and

wherein the at least one designation element uniquely identifies the designated image position in the further image.

US Pat. No. 9,698,485

MODULE FOR WIRELESS COMMUNICATION AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING A MODULE FOR WIRELESS COMMUNICATION

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

1. A module for wireless communication, comprising:
a plate-shaped module body having a circuit region, wherein the module body includes at least one layer by which a first level
and a second level of the module body are separated from each other; and

a folded dipole antenna situated circumferentially around the circuit region on the module body, wherein the folded dipole
antenna has (i) a first dipole antenna half situated in the first level of the module body, and (ii) a second dipole antenna
half situated in the second level of the module body, the first dipole antenna half and the second dipole antenna half being
connected to one another in electrically conductive fashion through a first via and a second via extending through the at
least one layer of the module body.

US Pat. No. 9,698,560

LASER IGNITION SYSTEM

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

1. A laser ignition system for an internal combustion engine, comprising:
a vertical emitter used as a pump light source; and
a laser-active crystal having three areas, the laser-active crystal being doped in at least some of the three areas using
ytterbium;

wherein the laser-active crystal is at least in areas at least one of: i) a YAG host crystal, ii) a LuAG host crystal, iii)
a GGG host crystal, and iv) a GSGG host crystal,

wherein a first area is an ytterbium-doped area,
wherein a second area of the laser-active crystal is essentially undoped,
wherein a third area of the laser-active crystal is doped using chromium (Cr4+) or vanadium (V3+),

wherein the area which is doped using ytterbium has an ytterbium doping of 3 at % to 30 at %,
wherein the third area is a passive Q-switch and has an initial transmission of not less than 30% for the wavelength generated
in the laser-active material,

wherein the vertical emitter is able to emit a wavelength in a range from at least one of: i) 935 nm to 940 nm, and ii) 965
nm to 985 nm,

wherein the laser ignition system has a resonator which is delimited by a first resonator mirror and a second resonator mirror,
wherein the first resonator mirror is located in the form of a coating on a front end of the laser-active crystal facing toward
the pump light source,

wherein the second resonator mirror is located as a coating on a front end of the laser-active crystal facing away from the
pump light source,

wherein the first area has a length in the range of about 200 ?m to about 7000 ?m,
wherein the second area has a length in the range of about 4 mm to about 49 mm,
wherein the third area has a length in the range of about 50 ?m to about 150 ?m,
wherein the laser-active crystal, excluding the first resonator mirror and the second resonator mirror, has a total length
of 5 mm to 50 mm, and

wherein the Yb-doping concentration is selected to be sufficiently high so that the absorption length of the pump light source
is 200 ?m to about 7000 ?m long and corresponds to approximately half of a Rayleigh length of the pump light source.

US Pat. No. 9,694,986

TRANSPORT DEVICE AND TRANSPORT METHOD FOR TRANSPORTING A FRAGILE OBJECT

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

1. A transport device for transporting an object, the transport device comprising:
at least two coils configured to drive the object along a predetermined movement path; and
a control unit configured to:
generate a setpoint profile, the setpoint profile being at least a third order function;
generate at least two setpoint profile segments based on the setpoint profile, the at least two setpoint profile segments
corresponding to the at least two coils respectively; and

control a movement of the object along the predetermined movement path by driving each of the at least two coils based a respective
one of the at least two setpoint profile segments.

US Pat. No. 9,694,484

ANTI-VIBRATION HANDLE COMPRISING A TENSILE-LOADED SWITCH CONNECTION

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

1. An electric machine tool, comprising:
a first actuating device;
a second actuating device arranged at a distance from the first actuating device;
a switching connector configured to mechanically connect the first actuating device to the second actuating device, the switching
connector configured to transmit only tensile load between the first and second actuating devices;

a tool housing; and
an anti-vibration handle casing supported on the tool housing by an elastic connecting mechanism, wherein;
the first actuating device is disposed in the tool housing,
the second actuating device is disposed in the handle casing, and
the switching connector is adapted and arranged to bear against the elastic connecting mechanism and does bear against the
elastic connecting mechanism while tensile load is transmitted by the switching connector.

US Pat. No. 9,694,799

METHOD FOR SETTING THE CLAMPING FORCE OF A HYDRAULICALLY SUPPORTED ELECTRIC MOTOR-DRIVEN PARKING BRAKE

ROBERT BOSCH GMBH, Stutt...

1. A method for setting a clamping force exerted by a parking brake, the method comprising:
regulating a power consumption of an electric motor-driven brake device to be at an essentially constant value throughout
an operating phase in which the electric motor-driven brake device and a second brake device simultaneously exert respective
partial clamping forces, wherein the simultaneous exertion of the partial forces by the electric motor-driven brake device
and the second brake device begins at a beginning of the operating phase, continues throughout the operating phase, and ends
at an end of the operating phase.

US Pat. No. 9,667,419

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CRYPTOGRAPHIC KEY IDENTIFICATION

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

1. A method for deriving a cryptographic key for a microelectromechanical sensor (MEMS) device, comprising:
determining a first feature vector for a first MEMS device, the first feature vector having a first plurality of values, each
of the values in the first plurality corresponding to a first measurement, respectively, of a plurality of different physical
properties of the first MEMS device;

determining a second feature vector having a second plurality of values, each of the values in the second plurality corresponding
to a second measurement, respectively, of the plurality of different physical properties of the first MEMS device or to a
first measurement, respectively, of the plurality of different physical properties of a second MEMS device; and

deriving the cryptographic key from the first feature vector and the second feature vector using a processor.

US Pat. No. 9,620,967

AUTONOMOUS BATTERY BALANCING

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

1. A circuit for measuring battery cell voltage in a plurality of battery cells connected in series comprising:
a first transimpedance amplifier and a first resistor, the first transimpedance amplifier having a first input configured
to be connected to a first pole of one battery cell in the plurality of battery cells and a second input connected to the
first resistor, the first resistor being further configured to be connected to a second pole of the battery;

a cascade configuration of a plurality of transimpedance amplifiers connected to the first transimepdance amplifier and the
first resistor, a plurality of potential replication devices, and a plurality of resistors connected to the first transimpedance
amplifier, the cascade configuration further comprising:

a first input in each transimpedance amplifier configured to be connected to a first pole of one battery cell in the plurality
of battery cells and a second input connected to an output of one potential replication device in the plurality of potential
replication devices;

each potential replication device including a first input configured to receive a first voltage from the first pole of one
battery cell in the plurality of battery cells, a second input configured to receive a second voltage from a subsequent potential
replication device in the plurality of replication devices, and an output configured to generate a voltage signal that is
substantially equal to the second voltage; and

each resistor in the plurality of resistors being connected between an output of one potential replication device in the plurality
of potential replication devices and a second input of one transimpedance amplifier in the plurality of transimpedance amplifiers;

a first constant current source connected to an output of the first transimpedance amplifier;
a second constant current source connected to a supply voltage input in a final transimpedance amplifier in the plurality
of transimpedance amplifiers in the cascade configuration; and

a measuring circuit connected to one resistor in the plurality of resistors that is connected to the second input of the final
transimpedance amplifier in the plurality of transimpedance amplifiers in the cascade configuration, the measuring circuit
comprising:

a reference resistor;
a transistor with a collector connected to the one resistor in the plurality of resistors, an emitter connected to the reference
resistor, and a base connected to an output of the comparator; and

a voltmeter connected to the reference resistor, the voltmeter generating a voltage measurement across the reference resistor
that corresponds to a minimum voltage level of any battery cell in the plurality of battery cells that the plurality of potential
replication devices produce through the one resistor in the plurality of resistors at the input of the measuring circuit.

US Pat. No. 9,620,017

VEHICLE MERGE ASSISTANCE SYSTEM AND METHOD

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

1. A merge assistance system for a vehicle, the merge assistance system comprising:
a camera configured to be coupled to the vehicle and to monitor an area;
at least one sensor configured to be coupled to the vehicle and to detect information about at least one moving target object;
an electronic control unit having a processor, the electronic control unit in electronic communication with the camera and
the sensor to receive information about the monitored area and the at least one moving target object; and

a computer readable medium storing instructions that, when executed by the processor, cause the processor to:
receive information about a velocity and an acceleration of the vehicle,
determine a merging location based on the information received from the camera,
determine a velocity and an acceleration of the at the least one moving target object based on the information from the at
least one sensor,

identify a merge assist situation, and
initiate a merge driving maneuver including a change in direction to control the vehicle during the merge assist situation.

US Pat. No. 9,587,605

HOLDING FIXTURE FOR AN INJECTION DEVICE FOR INJECTING A MEDIUM INTO A COMBUSTION CHAMBER OF AN INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

1. A holding fixture for an injection device having an injector for injecting a fuel into a combustion chamber of an internal
combustion engine, comprising:
a first region disposed near at least one spray-discharge orifice of an injector;
a second region facing away from the spray-discharge orifice of the injector;
at least one tubular heat conduction device extending at least between the first region and the second region;
wherein the injection device includes the injector which has the at least one spray-discharge orifice, from which the fuel
is spray-discharged,

wherein the at least one tubular heat conduction device is a heat pipe, and
wherein a working medium evaporates in the first region and condenses in the second region.

US Pat. No. 9,580,005

METHOD AND CONTROL UNIT FOR SETTING A CHARACTERISTIC OF A LIGHT EMISSION OF AT LEAST ONE HEADLIGHT OF A VEHICLE

ROBERT BOSCH GMBH, Stutt...

1. A method for setting a characteristic of a light emission of at least one headlight of a vehicle, the method comprising:
identifying a static topology condition, which represents a topology of the surroundings of the vehicle;
ascertaining a visual range difference between a topology-related first visual range which is associated with a first characteristic
of the light emission, and a topology-related second visual range which is associated with a second characteristic of the
light emission, using the static topology condition; and

adapting a waiting time period for changing a characteristic of the light emission as a function of the visual range difference.

US Pat. No. 9,581,101

METHOD FOR INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE FUEL INJECTION COMPUTATION BASED ON FUEL AGING

ROBERT BOSCH GMBH, Stutt...

1. A method for fuel injection control for an internal combustion engine, comprising:
ascertaining an adaptation factor, which represents an aging of fuel, from a model of the fuel and from fuel outgassing via
a tank vent; and

controlling, using the adaptation factor, at least one of a fuel injection quantity and a fuel injection time of injected
fuel;

wherein the model of the fuel aging uses as at least one input variable an influencing factor for taking into account ambient
temperature fluctuation over time, and wherein the adaptation factor representing aging of fuel is determined additionally
by multiplying factors representing a temperature of the internal combustion engine and a temperature of air drawn in through
an intake manifold by the internal combustion engine,

wherein a fuel aging is computed from an ambient temperature and a fuel mass released through a tank vent, wherein the model
of fuel aging outputs a dimensionless factor of fuel aging which is multiplied by a dimensionless factor of an internal combustion
engine temperature, which is ascertained from the temperature of the internal combustion engine, wherein a multiplication
takes place by a dimensionless factor of intake air, which is ascertained from the temperature of air drawn in by the internal
combustion engine through the intake manifold, wherein the adaptation factor has a value of 1 for unaged fuel, and increases
with fuel age and outgassing through the tank vent, and

wherein the engine is a range extender engine.

US Pat. No. 9,583,778

CHEMICALLY SINTERED COMPOSITE ELECTRODES AND MANUFACTURING PROCESSES

ROBERT BOSCH GMBH, Stutt...

1. A method for producing solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) electrodes on a substrate, the method comprising:
providing the substrate, the substrate including a solid oxide electrolyte or a support structure attached to and supporting
the solid oxide electrolyte;

in a first layer step, applying a first layer of individual, unconnected particles to the substrate, wherein the first layer
includes a plurality of individual particles composed of oxygen ionically conductive material;

in a second layer step, separate from the first layer step, applying liquid to the first layer, wherein the liquid includes
an ionically conductive inorganic component, an electrically conductive inorganic component, and a solvent so that the ionically
conductive inorganic component and the electrically conductive inorganic component substantially cover at least a portion
of each particle on the substrate, wherein the another layer step applies a different material composition than the first
layer step; and

in a third layer step, heating the liquid to a temperature of less than about 1000 degrees Celsius, so as to evaporate the
solvent and produce a coating on the particles to form an ionically and electrically conductive layer;

wherein the first layer includes a plurality of the individual, unconnected particles.

US Pat. No. 9,579,951

AIR CONDITIONING DEVICE AND METHOD FOR AIR CONDITIONING AN INTERIOR AND/OR AT LEAST ONE COMPONENT OF AN ELECTRIC VEHICLE

ROBERT BOSCH GMBH, Stutt...

1. An air conditioning device for an electric vehicle, comprising:
multiple fluid circuits each having working media and configured for heating and cooling the electric vehicle;
wherein a first fluid circuit is configured to be selectively switched on to circulate working media from a first motor-driven
pump, via a heat source, a four-way valve, and a first heat exchanger, and further via a third heat exchanger and a first
three-way valve, back again to the first pump, and wherein the first fluid circuit is configured for heating the interior
of the electric vehicle via the first heat exchanger;

wherein a second fluid circuit is configured to be selectively switched on to circulate working media from the first pump,
via the heat source, the four-way valve, and a second heat exchanger having a first evaporator, back again to the first pump,
and wherein the second fluid circuit is configured for heating the first evaporator;

wherein a third fluid circuit is configured to be selectively switched on to circulate working media from the first evaporator
of the second heat exchanger, via an internal heat exchanger, a compressor, a second pump, a third heat exchanger having a
second evaporator, and a spring-loaded check valve, and further via the internal heat exchanger, a first throttle, and a second
three-way valve in a first position, back again to the second heat exchanger, and wherein the third fluid circuit is configured
for heating the third heat exchanger;

wherein the third fluid circuit having the second three-way valve in a second position and having an open through valve includes
(i) a fifth heat exchanger, and (ii) a fourth heat exchanger, and is configured for cooling the interior of the electric vehicle
via the fourth heat exchanger, wherein the spring-loaded check valve is located downstream of the third heat exchanger, and
wherein the second three way valve is located downstream of the first throttle and upstream of the second heat exchanger and
the fourth heat exchanger;

wherein a fourth fluid circuit is configured to be selectively switched on to circulate working media from the third heat
exchanger, via the first three-way valve and a third pump, to the first heat exchanger and back to the third heat exchanger,
and wherein the fourth fluid circuit is configured for heating the interior of the electric vehicle via the first heat exchanger
using a heat amount received from the third fluid circuit via the third heat exchanger; and

wherein a fifth fluid circuit is configured to be selectively switched on to circulate working media from the first pump,
via the heat source, the four-way valve, and a sixth heat exchanger, and further via the second heat exchanger, back again
to the first pump, and wherein the fifth fluid circuit is configured for cooling the heat source of at least one component
of the electric vehicle.

US Pat. No. 9,511,754

HYDRAULIC FLUID PUMP OF A VEHICLE BRAKE SYSTEM HAVING A DELIVERY MEANS

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

1. A vehicle brake system, comprising:
a first hydraulic pump including (i) a delivery means configured to deliver hydraulic fluid to a portion of the vehicle brake
system counter to a hydraulic counterpressure existing in the portion of the vehicle brake system and (ii) a mechanism for
varying a delivery volume of the delivery means as a function of a magnitude of the hydraulic counterpressure; and

a second hydraulic pump configured to supply a required functional flow to the portion of the vehicle brake system regardless
of the hydraulic counterpressure in the portion of the vehicle brake system,

wherein the delivery means is embodied with at least one delivery piston, which is supported displaceably in a cylinder and
together with the cylinder defines a pressure chamber, whose stroke volume is variable by displacement of the delivery piston,
and further the mechanism for varying the delivery volume of the delivery means is embodied as a mechanism for varying the
stroke volume of the pressure chamber as a function of the hydraulic counterpressure,

wherein the mechanism for varying the volume of the pressure chamber as a function of the hydraulic counterpressure is embodied
as a mechanism for varying a stroke course of the delivery piston as a function of the hydraulic counterpressure, and

wherein the mechanism for varying the stroke course of the delivery piston is embodied by means of a first piston part and
a second piston part, which are movable relative to one another.

US Pat. No. 9,511,756

FAILSAFE PARKING ASSISTANCE SYSTEM

ROBERT BOSCH GMBH, Stutt...

1. A method for protecting a parking assistance system in a vehicle, which also includes a service brake system, from an error
of the service brake system, the method comprising:
monitoring, via a control unit of the service brake system, a functioning of a hydraulic power unit of the service brake system
for an error while performing a parking assistance using the service brake system; and

issuing, via the control unit of the service brake system, a request in immediate response to detecting the error, which request
causes one of a control unit of an automatic transmission system and a control unit of an automatic parking brake to issue
a first command that activates the automatic transmission system to interrupt a transmission of drive torque to wheels of
the vehicle by controlling a gear position selector to select a different gear position; and

monitoring, via at least one of the control unit of the automatic transmission system and the control unit of the automatic
parking brake, a functioning of the control unit of the service brake system to determine whether the control unit of the
service brake system is functional, wherein the monitoring of the functioning of the control unit of the service brake system
is performed together with the monitoring of the functioning of a hydraulic power unit of the service brake system; and

issuing, via at least one of the control unit of the automatic transmission system and the control unit of the automatic parking
brake, the first command in response to detecting that the control unit of the service brake system is no longer functional.

US Pat. No. 9,514,073

DEVICE AND METHOD FOR GLOBAL TIME INFORMATION IN EVENT-CONTROLLED BUS COMMUNICATION

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

1. A system for exchanging data in messages using a CAN bus system, comprising:
a plurality of users, wherein each of the users has a respective local time base, and wherein each of the users represents
a node;

wherein a first user among the plurality of users functions as a system timer, the first user transmitting a reference message
having a specified identifier via the bus, the reference message including a first time information with regard to a first
local time base of the first user;

wherein a second user among the plurality of users uses a second local time base associated with the second user to form the
second user's own second time information as a function of the first time information of the first user so that a correction
value is determined based on a deviation between the first time information and the second time information, so that from
the first time information of the first user as the system timer, a global time for the bus system is yielded;

wherein the reference message is repeatedly transmitted without a fixed time reference and exchange of messages between the
users of the CAN bus system takes place in an event-controlled manner, the exchange of messages complying with the arbitration
method according to the CAN standard;

wherein the global time is generated in each of the nodes from its respective local time base and a respective local offset,
and wherein the respective local offset is a difference between a local time at a point of transmission of a reference message
and the global time transmitted in the reference message; and

wherein, each user has one of a storage area or a register for configuration of a media access control method in each user,
and wherein upon entering a specified value in said one of the storage area or the register, the exchange of messages between
the users of the CAN bus system is able to be switched over to a time-controlled operation according to the TTCAN extension
of the CAN standard.

US Pat. No. 9,515,398

MECHANICAL SPACER WITH NON-SPRING ELECTRICAL CONNECTIONS FOR A MULTIPLE PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD ASSEMBLY

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

1. A spacer and non-spring electrical connector assembly for printed circuit boards, the assembly comprising:
a support member including an injection-molded thermoplastic part configured to be placed between a first printed circuit
board and a second printed circuit board to provide a required spacing between the first and second printed circuit boards;

at least one conductive member extending along a length of the support member between an upper surface and a lower surface
of the support member, the conductive member providing an electrical connection between the first and second printed circuit
boards at contact portions positioned at the upper and lower surfaces of the support member,

wherein the support member includes
a circular opening sized to receive and partially surround a bushing for coupling the support member to the first printed
circuit board and the second printed circuit board, wherein the support member includes a gap in a circumference of the circular
opening, and

an alignment feature including an alignment post positioned on the upper surface of the support member proximal to the circular
opening and configured to engage the first printed circuit board at a defined location such that the gap in the circumference
of the circular opening is positioned on an inside surface of the support member aligning toward a circuit component on at
least one of the printed circuit boards and at least one contact portion of the plurality of contact portions is aligned with
a corresponding contact on the first printed circuit board when the alignment feature is engaged with the first printed circuit
board and the bushing is positioned in the circular opening coupling the support member to the first printed circuit board,
and

wherein the alignment feature and the bushing in conjunction prevent rotation of the support member with respect to the printed
circuit boards.

US Pat. No. 9,476,430

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR ACTIVATING AN ACTUATOR ELEMENT IN A MOTOR SYSTEM FOR A MOTOR VEHICLE

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

1. A method for operating a positioning actuator system having an electronically commutated actuating drive for driving an
actuator element, comprising:
detecting an item of position information about one of the actuator element and a rotor of the actuating drive as a reference
position before the positioning actuator system is switched off;

storing the detected item of position information in a non-volatile storage;
when the positioning actuator system is switched on, retrieving the reference position and driving the actuating drive by
energizing the actuating drive in accordance with a space phasor which depends on the reference position;

after the positioning actuator system has been switched on, determining whether the actuator element is blocked; and
if the actuator element is blocked, energizing the actuating drive in accordance with a second space phasor which varies around
the space phasor corresponding to the reference position.

US Pat. No. 9,343,914

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CHARGING THE ENERGY STORAGE CELLS OF AN ENERGY STORAGE DEVICE

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

1. A method (10) for charging energy storage cells (5a, 5k) in an energy storage device (1) that has:
n first output connections (1a, 1b, 1c; 10a), wherein n?1, for outputting a supply voltage at each of the output connections (1a, 1b, 1c; 10a);

a second output connection (1d; 10b), wherein a charger (6) can be connected between the first output connections (1a, 1b, 1c; 10a) and the second output connection (1d; 10b); and

n parallel-connected energy supply branches that are each coupled between a first output connection (1a, 1b, 1c; 10a) and the second output connection (1d; 10b), wherein each of the energy supply branches has a multiplicity of series-connected energy storage modules (3) that each comprise:

an energy storage cell module (5) that has at least one energy storage cell (5a, 5k), and

a coupling device (7) having coupling elements (7a, 7b, 7c, 7d) that are designed to selectively connect the energy storage cell module (5) into the respective energy supply branch or bypass it,

wherein the method (10) has the steps of:

determination (21) of a maximum possible charging voltage (Umax) for a charger (6) that provides a charging voltage (UL) for the energy storage device (1; 10);

determination (22) of the maximum number of energy storage cell modules (5) in an energy supply branch for which the sum of output voltages from the energy storage cell modules (5), which output voltages are dependent on the instantaneous states of charge of the energy storage cells (5a, 5k) of all the energy storage cell modules (5) in an energy supply branch, is still lower than the maximum possible charging voltage (Umax); and

selection and actuation (23) of the coupling elements (7a, 7b, 7c, 7d) of energy storage modules (3) in the energy supply branch, so that only the maximum number of energy storage cell modules (5) is ever coupled into the energy supply branch.

US Pat. No. 9,313,460

DEPTH-AWARE BLUR KERNEL ESTIMATION METHOD FOR IRIS DEBLURRING

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

1. A method of capturing an image of an iris, said method comprising the steps of:
using a camera lens with a focus position to produce an image of a living being's eye;
sensing an actual position of the living being's eye at a point in time at which the camera lens produced the image of the
living being's eye; and

determining a Gaussian blur kernel distribution based upon:
the focus position of the camera lens; and
the actual position of the living being's eye at the point in time; and
using the blur kernel distribution to digitally unblur the produced image.

US Pat. No. 9,080,967

ELECTRONIC COMPONENT FOR HIGH TEMPERATURES

ROBERT BOSCH GMBH, Stutt...

1. An electronic component, comprising:
a substrate;
a conductor track structure situated on the substrate; and
a functional layer which is contacted via the conductor track structure;
wherein the conductor track structure is made of a metal mixture including platinum cores and at least one metal selected
from the group made up of rhodium, iridium, ruthenium, palladium, osmium, gold, scandium, yttrium, lanthanum, the lanthanides,
titanium, zirconium, hafnium, niobium, tantalum, chromium, tungsten, rhenium, iron, cobalt, nickel, copper, boron, aluminum,
gallium, indium, silicon, and germanium; and

wherein:
each platinum core is contacted by another metal that forms the at least one metal;
the platinum cores are particles; and
at least some of the particles include multiple platinum atoms.

US Pat. No. 9,079,258

TABLE SAW WITH BELT STOP

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

10. A table saw comprising:
a work piece support surface;
a swing arm movable along a swing arm path from a first swing arm position whereat an arbor shaft rotatably supported by the
swing arm is positioned proximate to the work piece support surface and a second swing arm position whereat the arbor shaft
is distal to the work piece support surface;

a stop belt positioned across the swing arm path; and
a control system configured to cause the swing arm to move along the swing arm path in response to a sensed condition.

US Pat. No. 9,051,132

TRANSFER ARRANGEMENT FOR TRANSFERRING ARTICLES

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

1. A transfer arrangement (10; 10a) for transferring articles (1), having a first conveying arrangement (11) for the articles (1), on which the articles (1) are conveyed, and having at least one transporting element (38) with a transfer element (44) for butting against an article (1) along a transporting route in a region of the transfer arrangement (10; 10a) and for transfer from the transporting route to a second conveying arrangement (15), wherein the at least one transporting element (38) is arranged such that it can be moved along a closed transporting path (30) which has a multiplicity of coil elements (36) which are in operative connection with at least one permanent-magnet element (39), arranged at least indirectly on the transporting element (38), and cause the transporting element (38) to move along the transporting path (30) when the coil elements (36) are energized, wherein a control arrangement activates the coil elements (36) in order to generate a movement profile of the transporting element (38), and wherein there is an arrangement with means (41, 42) for detecting the position of the transporting element (38) along the transporting path (30),
characterized in that the first conveying arrangement (11), in a transfer region (26) for transferring the articles (1) to the transporting route of the transfer arrangement (10), is aligned with the transporting route, and in that the movement profile of the transporting element (38) is such that, when the article (1) is received by the transfer element (44), the transfer element (44) comes into contact with the article (1) in an at least more or less impact-free manner,

characterized in that the transporting route is designed as an additional, endlessly circulating conveying arrangement (20) on which the articles (1) are conveyed, and in that at least the abutting contact of the transfer element (44) against the article (1) takes place in the region of the additional conveying arrangement (20),

characterized in that the movement profile of the transporting element (38) is such that the transfer element (44) is disposed initially behind and spaced apart from the article (1) traveling on the additional conveying arrangement (20) and is then accelerated to a speed greater than a speed (Vz) of the additional conveying arrangement (20) to reduce a space (?s) between the transfer element (44) and the article (1),

characterized in that the movement profile of the transporting element (38) is such that as the space (?s) is reduced, the transfer element (44) decelerates to slow down and come into contact with the article (1) in the at least more or less impact-free manner, and

characterized in that the movement profile of the transporting element (38) is such that after the transfer element (44) is in contact with the article (1), a speed of transfer element (44) is changed to a speed different than the speed (Vz) of the additional conveying arrangement (20).

US Pat. No. 9,045,052

PARALLEL CONFIGURATION OF SERIES CELLS WITH SEMICONDUCTOR SWITCHING

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

1. A battery pack for an electric vehicle, comprising:
a first battery arranged in parallel with a load of the electric vehicle;
a second battery arranged in parallel with the first battery and the load;
a first semiconductor switching module arranged in series with the first battery, the first semiconductor switching module
arranged to selectively allow current flow from the first battery to the load and from the load to the first battery, the
first semiconductor switching module including a first semiconductor switch arranged in parallel with a first diode, and a
second semiconductor switch arranged in series with the first semiconductor switch and in parallel with a second diode;

a second semiconductor switching module arranged in series with the second battery, the second semiconductor switching module
arranged to selectively allow current flow from the second battery to the load and from the load to the second battery, the
second semiconductor switching module including a third semiconductor switch arranged in parallel with a third diode, and
a fourth semiconductor switch arranged in series with the third semiconductor switch and in parallel with a fourth diode;
and

a battery control module that selectively turns on and off the first semiconductor switching module and the second semiconductor
switching module.

US Pat. No. 11,026,339

METHOD FOR PRODUCING ELECTRONICS HOUSINGS

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

1. A method (5) for producing a housing (1) for electronics, wherein the housing (1) is formed by a first housing element (30) and a second housing element (40), wherein the housing elements (30, 40) are composed of aluminum or an aluminum alloy, the method comprising producing at least one of the housing elements (30,40) by a die casting method (52), and connecting the housing elements (30, 40) to one another by welding (60) so as to be tight, wherein the welding (60) is performed using nitrogen as a protective gas.

US Pat. No. 10,978,982

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR OPERATING AN ELECTRONICALLY COMMUTATED ELECTRICAL MACHINE IN THE EVENT OF A FAULT

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

1. A method for operating a multiphase electrical machine (2) in the event of a malfunction, the method comprising:driving the electrical machine (2) with the aid of a driver circuit (3), the driver circuit (3) comprising half-bridge circuits (31),
allocating each half-bridge circuit (31) to a phase (U, V, W), and
electrically connecting or disconnecting predefined voltage potentials to and/or from the respective phases (U, V, W) of the electrical machine (2) via bridge branches (32),
operating one or a multiple of the bridge branches (32) in a first malfunction operation mode when a malfunction is detected, and
reducing a braking torque of the multiphase electrical machine (2) in the first malfunction operation mode by controlling the one or the multiple bridge branches (32) connected to the same potential as the malfunctioning bridge branch (32) so that they connect a first predefined voltage potential of the predefined voltage potentials to the phase (U, V, W) by way of a predefined electrical resistance;
wherein the one or the multiple bridge branches (32) comprise semiconductor switches (S1, S2, S3, S4, S5, S6) that are operated in a partially controlled manner, such that the semiconductor switches (51, S2, S3, S4, S5, S6) do not completely close, in the first malfunction operation mode in order to form the predefined electrical resistance.

US Pat. No. 10,955,526

DEVICE AND METHOD FOR PROCESSING AN INPUT SIGNAL AND RADAR DEVICE

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

1. A device for processing an input signal, comprising:a local oscillator configured to generate an oscillator signal;
a subtracting unit configured to subtract an amplified correction signal from the input signal in order to generate a corrected input signal;
a down mixer configured to mix the corrected input signal downward to an intermediate frequency using the oscillator signal in order to generate a difference signal;
a first amplifier unit configured to amplify the difference signal in order to generate and output an output signal;
a correcting unit configured to suppress a predefined frequency range of the output signal in order to generate a correction-difference signal;
an up mixer configured to mix the correction-difference signal upward using the oscillator signal in order to generate a correction signal; and
a second amplifier unit configured to amplify the correction signal to generate the amplified correction signal;
wherein the correcting unit encompasses a low-pass filter.

US Pat. No. 10,892,713

RF POWER AMPLIFIER

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

1. A circuit comprising:a splitter having a first output port with a first inverting output and a first non-inverting output, and a second output with a second inverting output and a second non-inverting output;
a combiner having a first input port with a first inverting input and a first non-inverting input, and a second input port with a second inverting input and a second non-inverting input;
a first pair of transistors each of which having a first input terminal coupled with ground, a first output terminal coupled with the first input port of the combiner, and a first control terminal driven by the first output port of the splitter;
a second pair of transistors each of which having a second input terminal coupled with ground, a second output terminal coupled with the second input port of the combiner, and a second control terminal driven by the second output of the splitter;
a first stabilization line coupled between the first non-inverting input and second non-inverting input of the combiner; and
a second stabilization line coupled between the first inverting input and the second inverting input of the combiner.

US Pat. No. 10,870,155

OSCILLATING TOOL ACCESSORY HOLDER MECHANISM

Robert Bosch Tool Corpora...

1. An oscillating power tool system, comprising:a motor;
an output power shaft extending along an axis and operably connected to the motor, the output power shaft driven in an oscillatory manner by the motor about the axis;
a flange supported by the output power shaft and fixedly positioned with respect to the output power shaft so as to oscillate with the output power shaft when driven by the motor, the flange including a lower surface defining a first plane;
a plurality of mounting pins extending from the flange to a location beneath the first plane, the plurality of mounting pins configured such that when an accessory is mounted to the flange, a mounting force is applied directly to the plurality of mounting pins from the accessory at a plurality of locations spaced apart from the first plane; and
a clamping mechanism including
a spindle axially slideably positioned within a central bore of the output power shaft and rotationally fixed with the output power shaft;
a foot portion extending orthogonally to the axis and configured to clamp the accessory against the plurality of mounting pins when the accessory is mounted to the flange; and
a spring operably connected to the spindle, wherein the spring is configured to selectively force the foot portion against the accessory when the accessory is mounted to the flange.

US Pat. No. 10,864,787

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR A HUMAN MACHINE INTERFACE FOR A TRAILER HITCH SYSTEM

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

1. A trailer hitch guidance system for a vehicle, the system comprising:a display;
a user interface;
a camera;
a velocity sensor configured to measure a speed of the vehicle;
an electronic controller communicatively coupled to the display, the user interface, and the velocity sensor, and configured to
receive, via the user interface, a first user input;
in response to the first user input, present on the display a captured video image from the camera, the captured video image including a coupler;
determine within the captured video image, based on steering restrictions for the vehicle, an area within which the trailer hitch guidance system is able to guide the vehicle;
present on the display an indication of the area overlaying the captured video image;
in response to receiving a second user input indicating a location relative to the coupler, when the electronic controller determines that the vehicle is not in a reverse gear, present, on the display, a visual command to put the vehicle in the reverse gear;
when the vehicle is in the reverse gear, activate an automatic steering of the vehicle steering the vehicle to the coupler based on the location;
during the automatic steering the vehicle, receive, from the velocity sensor, the speed of the vehicle;
when the speed exceeds a first predetermined speed threshold, present on the display a second visual command to slow the vehicle;
determine when the vehicle is less than a predetermined distance from the coupler;
in response to the vehicle being less than the predetermined distance from the coupler, display a third visual command to stop the vehicle, shift the vehicle to a parking gear, and set a parking brake;
determine, after displaying the third command, if the parking brake has been set; and
when the parking brake is not set, present, on the display a second captured video image, the second captured video image including a top down view of the coupler.

US Pat. No. 10,866,407

MICROMECHANICAL COMPONENT AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING A MICROMECHANICAL COMPONENT

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

1. A micromechanical component comprising:a mounting support;
a micromirror that includes a mounted diaphragm including a first diaphragm surface, which is reflective, and a second diaphragm surface that faces away from the first diaphragm surface and is mounted in air or in a vacuum; and
at least one spring via which the micromirror is connected to the mounting support such that the micromirror is adjustable relative to the mounting support about at least one axis of rotation,
wherein a total diaphragm thickness of the mounted diaphragm, from the first diaphragm surface to the second diaphragm surface in a direction perpendicular to the reflective surface, is smaller than or equal to 5 ?m.

US Pat. No. 10,864,938

METHOD FOR MONITORING THE STATUS OF AN ELECTRONIC POWER STEERING DEVICE OF AT LEAST ONE COMPONENT OF THE ELECTRONIC POWER STEERING DEVICE OF A MOTOR VEHICLE

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

1. A method for monitoring a condition of an electronic power steering apparatus or of at least one part of the electronic power steering apparatus of a motor vehicle, the method comprising:continually capturing acceleration measured values in a region of the electronic power steering apparatus during a driving mode of the motor vehicle;
continually providing the captured acceleration measured values to a damage computation section configured as a damage meter that continuously sums the acceleration measured values and continually forms therefrom at least one damage variable characterizing a degree of damage to the electronic power steering apparatus or to the at least one part of the electronic power steering apparatus; and
continually comparing the damage variable with at least one prescribed limit value.

US Pat. No. 10,793,022

SPINDLE GEARBOX AND DRIVE UNIT OF AN ELECTRIC SEAT DRIVE

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

1. A spindle mechanism (1) of an electric seat drive, comprisinga mechanism housing (2) for mounting a worm gear (3) and a worm (33), the worm (33) meshing with the worm gear (3),
a threaded spindle (4, 5) which is connected to the worm gear (3) and which has an axis, wherein the mechanism housing (2) is configured to have the threaded spindle (4, 5) inserted into the mechanism housing (2),
a first cover (6), and
a second cover (7),
the first cover (6) and the second cover (7) being fastened parallel to one another to the mechanism housing (2),
the threaded spindle (4, 5) being guided through the first cover (6), and the first cover (6) being fastened to the mechanism housing (2) independently of the second cover (7),
wherein the threaded spindle (4, 5) is a rotatable spindle (4) or a plunger spindle (5),
wherein the second cover (7) has a central through opening in the direction of the axis, the central through opening being configured for mounting the plunger spindle (5), and
wherein the central through opening is configured to be closed by a compensation plate (15) that is configured to bear axially against the rotatable spindle (4).

US Pat. No. 10,793,113

WINDSHIELD WIPER DEVICE

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

1. A windshield wiper device (110) for a vehicle, the device comprisinga wiper blade having
an elongate upper part (10) which is at least partially of flexible form,
an elongate lower part (12) which is at least partially of flexible form,
multiple connecting elements (18) connecting the upper part (10) and the lower part (12), wherein the connecting elements (18) are spaced apart from one another along a longitudinal extent (8) of the wiper blade (2), and wherein the connecting elements (18) are configured to permit a movement of the upper part (10) and of the lower part relative to one another with a movement component along the longitudinal extent (8) of the wiper blade (2), and
a wiper blade-side fastening part (200) having a first securing element (290) and a second engagement element (220), wherein the second engagement element (220) is disposed at a first end of the wiper blade and protrudes along the longitudinal extent (8) toward a second end of the wiper blade; and
a fastening element (500) configured to be fastened to the vehicle, wherein the fastening element (500) includes a first engagement element (210) and a second securing element (520), wherein the second securing element (520) is a recess disposed along an end of the fastening element (500) and is sized and shaped to receive the second engagement element (220), wherein the fastening element (500) includes a main body having an opening configured to receive a drive shaft (300), and a release mechanism (600) pivotally coupled to the main body;
wherein the wiper blade-side fastening part (200) is configured such that, by inserting the second engagement element (220) into the second securing element (520) and rotating the wiper blade-side fastening part (200) relative to the fastening element (500), an engagement action is realized between the first securing element (290) and the first engagement element (210) in order to connect the wiper blade-side fastening part (200) to the fastening element (500), and wherein the connection is configured to be released by way of the release mechanism (600); wherein the wiper blade-side fastening part (200) comprises a top wall and an interior wall that together define a cavity sized to receive the fastening element, wherein the wiper blade-side fastening part (200) further includes a cutout (260) within the interior wall that is concealed below the top wall and through which the release mechanism (600) is configured to be actuated, wherein the release mechanism includes an actuation part (280) in the form of a projecting central tongue that is configured to extend into the cutout in the interior wall of the wiper blade-side fastening part (200), and wherein the first engagement element (210) is in two-part form and flanks the actuation part (280).

US Pat. No. 10,788,171

HANDHELD LIGHT-EMITTING DEVICE, IN PARTICULAR A WORK LIGHT

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

1. A handheld light-emitting device, comprising:an electronic control system that has a first circuit board dedicated to the electronics control system;
a housing;
a radio module for at least one of receiving information from at least one external interface and transmitting information to at least one external interface;
a first energy reservoir via which energy is supplied to the handheld light-emitting device; and
a second energy reservoir;
wherein:
the first and second energy reservoirs each comprises a battery; and
the radio module:
is provided together with the second energy reservoir as a single module that is independent of, and detachably mountable inside, the housing;
is configured to perform a wireless data transfer via a radio network;
has a second circuit board that is dedicated to the radio module and is separate from the first circuit board;
is connected to the electronic control system of the handheld light-emitting device; and is configured to transmit control instructions to the electronic control system.

US Pat. No. 10,767,514

WASTE-HEAT UTILIZATION ASSEMBLY OF AN INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE, AND METHOD FOR OPERATING THE WASTE-HEAT UTILIZATION ASSEMBLY

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

12. A method for operating a waste-heat utilization assembly of an internal combustion engine, the waste-heat utilization assembly having:a working circuit conducting a working medium;
wherein the working medium flows in a direction through a feed pump, an evaporator, an expansion machine and a condenser that are arranged in the working circuit;
wherein the evaporator is also arranged in an exhaust gas tract of the internal combustion engine;
wherein an exhaust gas bypass channel is arranged in the exhaust gas tract parallel to the evaporator;
wherein an exhaust gas bypass valve distributes the exhaust gas mass flow to the evaporator and to the exhaust gas bypass channel;
wherein the waste-heat utilization assembly also comprises a cooling device to conduct a coolant;
wherein the condenser and a temperature sensor are arranged in the cooling device, the temperature sensor measuring an actual temperature,the method comprising:controlling the exhaust gas bypass valve with a control unit to have the actual temperature be less than or equal to a predetermined maximum temperature.

US Pat. No. 10,770,212

DETERMINING ARMATURE STROKE BY MEASURING MAGNETIC HYSTERESIS CURVES

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

1. A method for ascertaining a hysteresis curve of an electromagnetically actuatable valve (1) made of an electromagnet (2, 2a, 2b), an armature (3) that is movable by way of the electromagnet (2, 2a, 2b), and a valve body (5) with means (4, 4a, 4b, 4c) for converting a movement of the armature (3) into opening or closing of the valve (1), wherein the electromagnet (2, 2a, 2b) and the armature (3) are inserted into the valve body (5), the method comprising recording a magnetic hysteresis curve (10) of a combination (6) of the electromagnet (2, 2a, 2b) with a test armature (3a) contacting said electromagnet (2, 2a, 2b) prior to inserting the electromagnet (2, 2a, 2b) into the valve body (5), ascertaining the slope m1 of a first, substantially linear curve portion (11) of the hysteresis curve (10) in an unsaturated state, and ascertaining, from the slope m1, the slope m1* of a curve portion (31), corresponding to the first curve portion (11), of a hysteresis curve (30) of the fully assembled valve (1) with an armature (3) permanently in contact with the electromagnet (2, 2a, 2b).

US Pat. No. 10,759,390

TUBE HOLDER FOR A WIPER ARM, WIPER ARM HAVING A TUBE HOLDER, AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING SUCH A TUBE HOLDER

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

1. A tube holder (10) for a wiper arm (12), comprising a bracket (14), a positively locking closure (16) and a tube receptacle (18) and a wiper receptacle (20), wherein the bracket (14) is configured to be folded onto the wiper receptacle (20) so that the wiper receptacle (20) is closed by the bracket (14) and the bracket (14) is fixed on the wiper receptacle (20) by the closure (16) wherein the wiper receptacle (20) includes a base (21) and a flexible lateral stop (22) extending from the base (21), wherein the stop (22) is in a first rotational position relative to the base when the bracket (14) is in an opened state, wherein the bracket (14) is configured to be rotated to bear against the stop (22) in a closed state, wherein the bracket presses and rotate the stop (22) into a second rotational position relative to the base, such that the stop is pressed against the wiper arm (12) when the bracket is in the closed state.

US Pat. No. 10,763,502

ACTIVE MATERIAL FOR A POSITIVE ELECTRODE OF A BATTERY CELL, POSITIVE ELECTRODE, AND BATTERY CELL

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

1. A positive active material for a positive electrode of a battery cell, comprising:a first component containing a compound of formula Li2MnO3;
wherein at least a portion of the manganese ions have been replaced by at least one of platinum ions and chromium ions, and
wherein the first component includes a compound of general formula (II):
Li2-xNaxMn1-y-zCryPt2O3  (II)
where 0 0?y<1;
0?z<1; and
0

US Pat. No. 10,762,365

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR TRAFFIC SIGN RECOGNITION

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

1. A method for checking a plausibility of a recognition of a traffic sign for an autonomously driving vehicle, the method comprising:reading in an information signal and a position signal via an interface to a vehicle device of the vehicle, the information signal representing a piece of information concerning a traffic sign in road traffic that is recognized using an optical sensor of the vehicle, and the position signal representing an instantaneous position of the vehicle;
comparing the recognized traffic sign to a sign that is noted on a stored map at the instantaneous position of the vehicle, the comparing being performed based on the information signal and the position signal; and
providing a confirmation signal at the interface to the vehicle device when the comparing results in a match of the recognized traffic sign with the sign that is noted on the map at a relevant position of the vehicle;
wherein the reading in includes reading in an uncertainty signal, wherein the uncertainty signal represents an uncertainty in recognizing the traffic sign in road traffic that is recognized using the optical sensor of the vehicle, and wherein the position signal is provided using the uncertainty signal, and
wherein the uncertainty in recognizing the traffic sign results because the traffic sign is at least partially concealed because of an obstruction or not fully visible due to weather conditions.

US Pat. No. 10,754,356

METHOD FOR ACTUATING AT LEAST ONE SOLENOID VALVE

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

1. A method for actuating at least two solenoid valves of a valve arrangement, the at least two solenoid valves being different types of solenoid valves that require differing amounts of force to open, comprising:detecting a valve actuation signal;
energizing, for a first actuation time period, the at least two solenoid valves simultaneously with a first constant current in response to detecting the valve actuation signal, a magnitude of the first constant current and a duration of the first actuation time period being configured to at least partially open both of the at least two solenoid valves; and
energizing, for a second actuation time period immediately following the first actuation time period, the at least two solenoid valves simultaneously with a second constant current, a magnitude of the second constant current and a duration of the second actuation time period being configured to completely open both of the at least two solenoid valves, the magnitude of the second constant current being greater than the magnitude of the first constant current.

US Pat. No. 10,755,435

MICROMECHANICAL SENSOR AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING A MICROMECHANICAL SENSOR

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

1. A method for determining a pose of an at least semi-autonomously driving vehicle with the aid of landmarks, the vehicle including detectors, with which the landmarks are detected, and a back-end server being provided, with which landmark data of the landmarks are transmitted from a map to a vehicle control system of the vehicle, the method comprising:communicating detection reports relating to the detected landmarks from the vehicle control system to the back-end server;
sending data relating to at least one environmental influence from an information service to the back-end server, the at least one environmental influence having an effect on the detection of the landmarks with the aid of the detectors of the vehicle;
statistically evaluating the at least one environmental influence on specific types of the landmarks;
determining a selection from the landmarks as a function of the statistical evaluating and of an instantaneous environmental influence; and
transmitting the selection of the landmarks from the back-end server to the vehicle control system.

US Pat. No. 10,746,277

HANDHELD TOOL DEVICE WITH BRACKET HOLDER UNIT FOR CONNECTION OF TWO GEAR HOUSINGS

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

1. A handheld tool device, comprising:at least one first gear housing having a first bulge region, the first bulge region being embodied in one piece with the at least one first gear housing and having at least one first axial and radial recess;
at least one second gear housing having a second bulge region, the second bulge region being embodied in one piece with the at least one second gear housing and having at least one second axial and radial recess; and
a bracket holder unit to connect the at least one first gear housing to the at least one second gear housing, the bracket holder unit being separate from the at least one first gear housing and the at least one second gear housing;
wherein, in the assembled state, the bracket holder unit is situated at least in an area of contact of the at least one first gear housing and the at least one second gear housing in the first recess of the at least one first gear housing and in the second recess of the at least one second gear housing,
wherein the first recess and the second recess are situated axially opposite one another,
wherein the bracket holder unit includes at least one holding element having two holding arms and a connecting web connecting the two holding arms,
wherein the at least one holding element is configured to embrace the first and second gear housing such that respective ones of the two holding arms engage with the first bulge region of the at least one first gear housing and the second bulge region of the second gear housing to exert an axial holding force on the at least one first gear housing and the at least one second gear housing,
wherein the at least one holding element is situated in the first recess of the first bulge region and in the second recess of the second bulge region such that the at least one holding element does not project beyond the first bulge region and the second bulge region.

US Pat. No. 10,748,404

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR RECOGNISING MICROSLEEP IN A DRIVER OF A VEHICLE

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

1. A method for recognizing microsleep on the part of a driver of a vehicle, the method comprising:reading in an eye closure information item regarding an eye parameter of the driver, the eye closure information item representing at least one of a first eyelid position for a maximum eye opening level, and a second eyelid position for a minimum eye opening level, for the driver;
classifying a current eyelid position of an eyelid of the driver using the eye closure information item to obtain an eye opening information item that represents an open state of the eyes or a closed state of the eyes; and
ascertaining a risk potential value that represents a risk of an occurrence of the microsleep, the risk potential value being ascertained using at least one of the current eyelid position and the eye opening information item, the microsleep being recognized if the risk potential value during a predetermined time period exceeds a threshold value;
wherein before the reading in, the driver is identified in an identifying task, and the eye closure information item is furnished from a database using an information item regarding the identified driver,
wherein, in the ascertaining, the risk potential value is ascertained using lid closure dynamics and at least one of: (i) lid closure acceleration, and (ii) lid opening dynamics, and
wherein, in the ascertaining, the risk potential value is ascertained using the lid closure dynamics and the at least one of: (i) the lid closure acceleration, and (ii) the lid opening dynamics, and wherein the lid closure dynamics and the at least one of: (i) the lid closure acceleration, and (ii) the lid opening dynamics is used to recognize characteristic features of the microsleep even as the eyes are closing.

US Pat. No. 10,746,622

METHOD FOR ADJUSTING A PRESSURE SENSOR IN AN SCR SYSTEM

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

1. A method for adjustment of a relative pressure sensor (22) of an SCR system between a delivery pump (21) and a dosing valve (32), with which the delivery pump (21) is switched off (101) during a switch-off phase (100) of the SCR system and a pressure (pm) measured by the relative pressure sensor (22) is detected (104) at least during a section of the switch-off phase (101) in which the delivery pump (21) is switched off, and the adjustment of the relative pressure sensor is carried out by using (105) the measured pressure (pm) as an ambient pressure for the relative pressure sensor (22), wherein the relative pressure sensor that measures a relative pressure (p) between a pressure of the SCR system and the ambient pressure and the adjustment of the relative pressure sensor (22) is carried out by using (105) the measured pressure (pm) as the zero point for the relative pressure.

US Pat. No. 10,739,124

PENDULUM-BASED LASER LEVELING DEVICE WITH CALIBRATION GUARD FUNCTION

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

1. A laser leveling device (1) comprising:a shock sensor (13) for sensing a shock experienced by the laser leveling device (1); and
a micro controller unit (MCU, 10) connected to the shock sensor (13);
wherein the MCU (10) is configured to send out a warning message when the magnitude of the shock sensed by the shock sensor (13) exceeds a shock threshold.

US Pat. No. 10,730,493

HYDRAULIC BLOCK AND MANUFACTURING METHOD FOR A HYDRAULIC BLOCK INCLUDING AT LEAST ONE CHECK VALVE

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

1. A hydraulic block for a braking system of a vehicle, comprising:at least one check valve situated in a check valve receiving bore extending partially through the hydraulic block, the at least one check valve including a permanently situated valve seat protruding at least partially into the check valve receiving bore, and a valve body adjustable within at least a first subarea of the check valve receiving bore,
wherein:
the check valve is sealable with the aid of a contact between the valve body and the valve seat,
the check valve receiving bore is formed as a stepped recess in the hydraulic block,
the first subarea has at least one minimum diameter,
an inner second subarea of the check valve receiving bore includes at most a maximum diameter smaller than the minimum diameter,
the valve seat is inserted at least one of onto and into the check valve receiving bore in direct contact with at least one inner wall of the check valve receiving bore, and
the valve body is situated cageless and adjustable within the first subarea of the check valve receiving bore,
wherein the valve body is rotationally symmetrical, the valve body including: (i) a rounded end with a convex profile oriented toward the valve seat, and (ii) an intermediate or end portion, the intermediate or end portion being tapered and being in the form of a cone or a truncated cone; and
wherein the valve body includes guide projections that protrude into guide tracks in the at least one inner wall of the check valve receiving bore, wherein the guide projections are formed on a side of the valve body facing away from the valve seat.

US Pat. No. 10,730,496

HYDRAULIC UNIT

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

1. A hydraulic unit, comprising:a housing block that defines a pump receptacle configured to receive a pump having a pump suction side and a pump pressure side, the pump suction side located in a first region of the pump receptacle, and the pump pressure side located in a second region of the pump receptacle spaced apart from the first region by a cylinder element of the pump;
a first fluid duct of the housing block opening into the second region of the pump receptacle;
a second fluid duct of the housing block opening into the second region of the pump receptacle; and
a housing section of the housing block defining a first separation point that is disposed between points at which the first fluid duct and the second fluid duct respectively open into the second region of the pump receptacle and that (i) seals off the first fluid duct and the second fluid duct from each other, and (ii) isolates the first fluid duct from a fluid output of the pump,
wherein the second fluid duct is connected to the fluid output of the pump.

US Pat. No. 10,702,933

UNIVERSAL EXTENSION FOR WORK SURFACES OF BENCH TOP POWER TOOLS AND WORK BENCHES

Robert Bosch Tool Corpora...

1. A bench top power tool, comprising:a base;
a connection peg fixedly extending from the base and including either (i) a plurality of connection spokes or (ii) a plurality of spoke receivers;
a work surface atop the base configured to support a workpiece;
a saw blade opening defined in the work surface, the saw blade opening defined along a longitudinal direction;
an attachment including
a body having a length and an upper surface that is substantially planar along substantially all of the length, and
a connection structure configured to removably couple the body to the base, the connection structure defining a circular connection opening configured to receive the connection peg,
wherein the connection structure includes the other of (i) the plurality of connection spokes and (ii) the plurality of spoke receivers,
wherein the body is coupled to the base by inserting the connection peg into the connection opening, such that the connection structure extends completely around the connection peg,
wherein, when the body is coupled to the base, each connection spoke of the plurality of connection spokes is received in a corresponding one of the spoke receivers of the plurality of spoke receivers to lock the body in a selected rotational position of a plurality of rotational positions and to prevent all rotation of the body relative to the connection peg, the base, and the work surface,
wherein when the body is coupled to the base, the upper surface is coplanar with the work surface along substantially all of the length of the upper surface,
wherein the body includes a projection received within the body and configured to be positioned between a received position, whereat substantially all of the projection is arranged within the body, and an extended position, whereat substantially all of the projection is arranged outside of the body, and
wherein the projection has a projection upper surface which is located beneath the upper surface of the body when the projection is in the received position and which is coplanar with the upper surface of the body when the projection is in the extended position.

US Pat. No. 10,704,906

METHOD FOR PRODUCING A PENDULUM ARRANGEMENT OF A PENDULUM LASER DEVICE, AND PENDULUM LASER DEVICE

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

1. A production method for a pendulum arrangement of a pendulum laser device, comprising:producing a universal joint of a pendulum of the pendulum arrangement by forming two orthogonal, at least partially microstructured shafts via plastic injection molding;
placing at least two bearing shells on the at least partially microstructured regions of at least one shaft of the universal joint; and
producing an optics carrier of the pendulum of the pendulum arrangement integrally with the bearing shells by overmolding at least two bearing shells surrounding a shaft of the universal joint via plastic injection molding, and connecting the optics carrier to the universal joint such that it is configured to rotate about the one shaft.
US Pat. No. 10,700,316

BATTERY HOUSING, BATTERY COMPRISING A BATTERY HOUSING OF THIS TYPE, SHEET ELEMENT FOR PRODUCING A BATTERY HOUSING OF THIS TYPE, AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING A BATTERY HOUSING OF THIS TYPE

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

1. A battery housing for receiving at least one battery unit, the battery housing comprising:a plate element made of metal or plastic, wherein the plate element was provided as a flat component and formed into the battery housing by bending the plate element at at least one bendable support line which includes a plurality of openings through the plate element or by material weakening, and the plate element comprises:
a first plate segment;
a first fastening element formed in the first plate segment, wherein the first fastening element is an opening extending through the first plate segment;
a second plate segment; and
a second fastening element, wherein the second fastening element is a lamella element, wherein for a reversible connection of the first fastening element to the second fastening element, the plate member is bent along the bendable support line, and the lamella element is bent into an arrangement in the opening so that the first plate segment forms a first housing wall, and the second plate segment forms a second housing wall, and
wherein the first fastening element and the second fastening element are connected to one another in a reversible manner to form a fixing arrangement of the first housing wall relative to the second housing wall by bending and arranging the lamella element in the opening.

US Pat. No. 10,701,088

METHOD FOR TRANSMITTING DATA

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

1. A method for protecting a plurality of devices from information attacks, the plurality of devices each including a respective processor and a respective memory, the method comprising:directly or indirectly from each of at least a subset of the plurality of devices, obtaining by a central device that includes a central processor and that is communicatively coupled to the plurality of devices via at least one communication interface, respective characteristic data (a) that is regarding an information attack on the respective device and (b) that the processor of the respective device stores in the memory of the respective device;
evaluating, by the central device, the characteristic data obtained from the at least the subset of the plurality of devices; and
outputting, by the central device, a warning message to one or more of the plurality of devices based on a result of the evaluation;
wherein the evaluation includes:
determining that the information attack occurred at least a predefined frequency within all of the plurality of devices in combination;
determining that the information attack occurred in at least a predefined portion of the plurality of devices;
determining a geographic area in which are located all of the at least the subset of the plurality devices from which the characteristic data regarding the information attack was obtained;
determining a product line commonality of the at least the subset of the plurality devices from which the characteristic data regarding the information attack was obtained; and/or
determining a manufacturer commonality of the at least the subset of the plurality devices from which the characteristic data regarding the information attack was obtained.

US Pat. No. 10,701,101

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR AVERTING A MANIPULATION ON A CAN BUS USING A NODE CONNECTED TO THE BUS BY A CAN CONTROLLER

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

1. A method comprising:monitoring a Controller Area Network (CAN) bus by a secured transmit module of a first node;
identifying, by the transmit module, transmission processes of a CAN controller, by which the first node is connected to the bus, in a normal operation of the first node;
receiving, by the CAN controller from a hardware security module, predefined rules of the transmission processes, wherein the received predefined rules of the transmission processes include a rule regarding a periodicity of messages or a rule regarding a maximum number of a certain message per unit time;
transmitting on the bus, by a second node connected to the bus, a first message;
identifying, by the transmit module, that the first message was or is being transmitted impermissibly on the bus in a manner deviating from the normal operation, wherein the transmit module identifies that the first message was or is being transmitted impermissibly on the bus using the received predefined rules; and
responsive to the identifying of the first message transmitted impermissibly, initiating, by the transmit module, countermeasures against a manipulation by the transmitted first message.

US Pat. No. 10,698,033

SENSOR FAULT DETECTION USING PAIRED SAMPLE CORRELATION

Robert Bosch Battery Syst...

1. A method of current sensor fault detection comprising:receiving a sequence of battery voltage samples from a voltage sensor configured to measure a battery voltage of a battery and a sequence of battery current samples from a current sensor configured to measure a battery current of the battery, the sequence of battery voltage samples and the sequence of battery current samples both having been measured while the battery current was non-zero;
determining a change in the battery voltage samples over a predetermined number of samples and a change in the battery current samples over the predetermined number of samples;
checking whether a ratio of the change in the battery voltage samples and the change in the battery current samples is within an expected range for one of (i) a resistance of the battery and (ii) a conductance of the battery; and
detecting a fault in the current sensor based on whether the ratio is within the expected range.

US Pat. No. 10,696,283

ELECTROMECHANICAL BRAKE BOOSTER AND BRAKE SYSTEM

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

1. An electromechanical brake booster for a motor vehicle, comprising:an electric motor operatively connected to a spindle via a gear unit in such a way that a rotation of a rotor of the electric motor effects a translatory motion of the spindle;
at least one support element fastened on a gear unit housing bottom of the gear unit, which extends along its respective longitudinal axis; and
a bearing device situated on the spindle, which supports the spindle on the at least one support element in such a way that the bearing device is able to guide the spindle, which is set into translatory motion, at a distance from a first support element along the at least one support element, wherein a spindle nut of the spindle has a multi-toothed profile on an outer circumference and is supported in a multi-toothed hub of a toothed wheel of the gear unit so as to be shiftable along the adjusting axis of the spindle.

US Pat. No. 10,700,677

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR OPERATING A SWITCHING ELEMENT

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

1. A method (20) for operating a switching element (LHS), comprising the following steps:determining (22) a temperature (Tmp) of the switching element (LHS),
operating (26) the switching element (LHS) depending on the determined temperature (Tmp),
determining (23) a permissible load current (Iz) through the switching element (LHS) depending on the determined temperature (Tmp), wherein the switching element (LHS) is operated using a load current (I) that is not greater than the permissible load current (Iz), the load current (I) being a current for purposefully heating the switching element (LHS),comparing (24) the determined temperature (Tmp) with a temperature threshold value (Tsw),heating (25), by applying a predefinable load current (Iv), the switching element (LHS) when the determined temperature (Tmp) is lower than the temperature threshold value (Tsw), andstop heating, by applying the predefinable load current (Iv), the switching element (LHS) when the determined temperature (Tmp) exceeds the temperature threshold value (Tsw).

US Pat. No. 10,695,849

TABLE SAW WITH TWO STAGE TABLE EXTENSION SYSTEM

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

1. A table saw comprising:a base assembly;
a saw assembly supported by the base assembly, the saw assembly including a saw; and
a table assembly supported by the base assembly, the table assembly comprising:
a table top defining an opening through which the saw extends;
a table extension system comprising:
a first stage assembly supported by the table top and movable as a unit relative to the table top between a first stage retracted position and a first stage extended position; and
a second stage assembly supported by the first stage assembly and movable as a unit relative to the first stage assembly between a second stage retracted position and a second stage extended position; and
a rip fence supported by and movable relative to the second stage assembly,wherein:the saw defines a cutting plane;
the first stage assembly is movable relative to the table top in a first direction perpendicular to the cutting plane; and
the second stage assembly is movable relative to the first stage assembly in the first direction the table assembly further comprises two rail supports supported on opposite sides of the table top; and
the first stage assembly comprises two first stage rails, each of which is supported by a respective one of the two rail supports and is configured to be movable relative to the two rail supports in the first direction.

US Pat. No. 10,690,100

DEVICE FOR MEASURING THE INJECTION RATE, METHOD FOR PRODUCING A DEVICE OF SAID TYPE, AND MEASURING METHOD

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

1. A device for measuring the injection rate dm(t)/dt of an injection valve for a fluid, wherein m(t) is the injection quantity of the fluid, said injection quantity being dependent upon the time t, said device comprising: a measuring volume which is enclosed on all sides and k filled with a testing fluid, an opening in a wall of the measuring volume for receiving the injection valve with the result that in an installed position the injection valve protrudes with at least one injection opening into the measuring volume, and a pressure sensor which is arranged in the measuring volume, wherein correcting means are provided for determining the propagation time of a pressure wave which starts at the injection opening and propagates through the testing fluid to the pressure sensor and also to correct the measured injection rate dm(t)/dt to an adjusted injection rate dm?(t)/dt taking into account said propagation time,wherein the correcting means utilizing a characteristic diagram, and wherein the characteristic diagram is determined by means of a fluid dynamic simulation of the time-dependent and location-dependent local speed of sound c(t,x) in part volume of the measuring volume which comprises at least one path from the injection opening to the pressure sensor, said simulation being based on at least one time-dependent boundary condition for the pressure p in the measuring volume, for the infection quantity m, or for both.

US Pat. No. 10,683,855

METHOD FOR OPERATING AN AXIAL PISTON MACHINE OF SWASHPLATE DESIGN

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

1. A method for operating an axial piston machine having a swashplate comprising:setting the swashplate with an adjustment device;
regulating a controlled variable of the axial piston machine by predetermining a manipulated variable;
ascertaining, under an assumption of a constant intended value of the controlled variable, a future profile of the controlled variable using a model of the axial piston machine in which respective current values of at least one operating variable of the axial piston machine, which comprises the controlled variable, and a current value of the manipulated variable are taken into account; and
ascertaining and setting a value to be set for the manipulated variable by taking into account the future profile of the controlled variable.

US Pat. No. 10,684,625

AUTOMATED PARKING FOR VIRTUAL PARKING SPOT

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

1. A system for parking a vehicle in a location that is not defined by parking lines or by surrounding vehicles, the system comprising;a user interface;
an electromagnetic radiation sensor; and
an electronic controller configured to
receive, via the electromagnetic radiation sensor, information about the vehicle's surroundings,
receive, via the user interface, a desired parking location undefined by parking lines or surrounding vehicles,
create a virtual parking boundary defining a parking location based on the desired parking location,
determine reference points within the vehicle's surroundings,
track the reference points by,
determining an expected location for each reference point at a future position of the vehicle;
moving the vehicle to the future position and, in the future position, detecting an actual location of each of the reference points;
determining a plane of each reference point with an actual location that does not match the expected location determined for the reference point; and
determining a new reference point if the vehicle is not able to park in the plane or if the actual location of the reference point cannot be detected;
control the vehicle to move the vehicle into the parking location.

US Pat. No. 10,684,385

SENSOR HAVING ROTATIONALLY OFFSET COIL PAIRS AND DIFFERENTLY FORMED RECEIVING COILS FOR LOCATING METAL OR MAGNETIC OBJECTS

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

1. A sensor for locating metal or magnetic objects, the sensor comprising:a first transmitting coil having a plurality of windings arranged in a first plane and centered about a first line in the first plane;
a second transmitting coil having a plurality of windings arranged in a second plane and centered about a third line in the second plane that is at a non-parallel angle relative to the first line in the first plane, the second plane being parallel with the first plane;
a receiving coil formed from a series connection of a first receiving subcoil and a second receiving subcoil, the first receiving subcoil being directly connected to the second receiving subcoil, the first receiving subcoil having a plurality of windings arranged in the first plane and centered about the first line in the first plane, the second receiving subcoil having a plurality of windings arranged in the second plane and centered about the third line in the second plane;
a current supply device connected to each of the first transmitting coil and the second transmitting coil and configured to supply the first transmitting coil and the second transmitting coil with currents; and
an evaluation device directly connected to the first receiving subcoil and directly connected to the second receiving subcoil and configured to evaluate a voltage signal across the series connection of the first receiving subcoil and the second receiving subcoil,
wherein the first transmitting coil and the first receiving subcoil are opposite one another with respect to a second line in the first plane, the second line in the first plane perpendicularly intersecting the first line in the first plane at a first center point in the first plane,
wherein the second transmitting coil and the second receiving subcoil are opposite one another with respect to a fourth line in the second plane, the fourth line in the second plane perpendicularly intersecting the third line in the second plane at a second center point in the second plane, the first center point in the first plane and the second center point in the second plane being arranged so as to coincide with a central axis that is perpendicular to the first plane and the second plane, and
wherein the first receiving subcoil and the second receiving subcoil have different inductances.

US Pat. No. 10,686,212

COATED CATHODE ACTIVE MATERIAL FOR A BATTERY CELL

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

1. A cathode active material for a cathode of a lithium ion battery, the cathode active material being provided, at least in part, with a protective layer, wherein the protective layer is made of a lithium ion-conducting solid electrolyte layer that includes at least one of the following compounds:a) LiTiCoO4 (lithium-titanium-cobalt oxide); and
b) argyrodites of formula Li6PS5X, where X is selected from Cl, Br, and I.

US Pat. No. 10,668,908

BRAKE FLUID RESERVOIR

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

1. A brake fluid reservoir for a vehicle comprising:a shell defining a main chamber for containing a quantity of brake fluid for one or more vehicle brake circuits having an outer surface;
a fill opening defined by the shell in an upper portion of the outer shell, the fill opening in fluid communication with the main chamber and closable by a cap to close the main chamber from the surrounding environment;
outlet ports defined by the shell in a lower portion of the outer shell, the outlet ports in fluid communication with the main chamber; and
a channel located along at least a section of the outer surface between the fill opening and the outlet ports, wherein the channel is configured to collect fluid when fluid exits the opening along the outer surface.

US Pat. No. 10,668,910

MASTER BRAKE CYLINDER FOR A HYDRAULIC VEHICLE BRAKE SYSTEM

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

1. A master brake cylinder for a hydraulic vehicle brake system, the master brake cylinder having a master brake cylinder bore in which a piston is mechanically displaced axially, wherein the master brake cylinder has a return damper that damps a return movement of the piston in a direction of an unactuated position in the master brake cylinder bore:wherein the piston is a hollow piston in which the return damper is situated; and
wherein the return damper includes a cylinder in which a separating element is situated, the separating element being axially moveable in the cylinder, the cylinder being situated in a hollow portion of the piston, and wherein the return damper further includes a spring which surrounds the cylinder and which is situated at least partly in the hollow portion of the piston.

US Pat. No. 10,668,911

CONTROLLER AND METHOD FOR ACTUATING AT LEAST ONE VALVE OF A BRAKE SYSTEM OF A VEHICLE, SAID VALVE BEING CLOSED IN THE DE-ENERGIZED STATE

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

8. A method for actuating at least one normally closed valve of a brake system of a vehicle, the method comprising:controlling and holding the at least one normally closed valve in an open state by outputting a holding current with at least one first average setpoint current strength for each actuated normally closed valve to the at least one normally closed valve;
determining, during the controlling and holding of the at least one normally closed valve in the open state, at least one actual value relating to a current motor revolution rate of an electric motor of a piston-cylinder mechanism of the brake system and/or at least one current hydraulic pressure in at least one sub-volume of the brake system; and
selecting a current average setpoint current strength of the holding current that is output to the at least one normally closed valve from a range of values containing at least the first average setpoint current strength for each actuated normally closed valve and a second average setpoint current strength for each actuated normally closed valve that is greater than the first average setpoint current strength and greater than a current strength that fully opens the valve, based on the determined at least one actual value.

US Pat. No. 10,670,482

SENSOR ELEMENT FOR A PRESSURE SENSOR

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

1. A sensor element for a pressure sensor, comprising:a sensor membrane;
a plurality of piezoresistors situated on the sensor membrane and configured in a bridge circuit such that a change in pressure causes an electrical change in voltage; and
a plurality of temperature measuring elements configured in relation to the sensor membrane so that temperatures of the sensor membrane at respective positions of the piezoresistors are measurable using the temperature measuring elements;
wherein the sensor element is configured to determine a temperature gradient over the sensor membrane based on output of the temperature measuring elements and, based on the determined temperature gradient, computationally compensate for a deviation of an electrical bridge voltage of the bridge circuit that is present due to the temperature gradient,
wherein a number of the piezoresistors and the temperature measuring elements is the same, and
wherein the temperature measuring elements are situated on the sensor membrane with an angled orientation to side segments of the sensor membrane, so as to minimize a sensitivity to pressure.

US Pat. No. 10,664,610

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR RANGE SEARCH ON ENCRYPTED DATA

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

1. A method for searching encrypted data comprising:receiving, with a client computing device, a first search query indicating a predetermined search range defining a plurality of plaintext values;
identifying, with the client computing device, using a plaintext search index stored on a memory of the client computing device, a set of plaintext values from the plurality of plaintext values that are present in a plaintext representation of at least one encrypted file in a plurality of encrypted files stored at a server computing device, the plaintext search index having a plurality of index entries, each index entry in the plurality of index entries having an individual plaintext value that is present in a plaintext representation of at least one encrypted file in the plurality of encrypted files stored at the server computing device;
generating, with the client computing device, at least one second search query including at least one encrypted keyword corresponding to at least one plaintext value in the set of plaintext values;
transmitting, with the client computing device, the at least one second search query to the server computing device through a data network; and
receiving, with the client computing device, at least one response from the server computing device through the data network, the response including an identifier of at least one file in the plurality of encrypted files stored on the server computing device that includes the at least one plaintext value.

US Pat. No. 10,662,915

FUEL-PUMPING DEVICE FOR AN INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE, AND A METHOD FOR PUMPING FUEL IN A FUEL-PUMPING DEVICE

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

1. A fuel-pumping device (1) for a fuel injection unit of an internal combustion engine, the fuel-pumping device comprising a large high-pressure pump (16) and a small high-pressure pump (14) which are arranged in parallel, the large high-pressure pump (16) and the small high-pressure pump (14) being configured to pump fuel from a low-pressure region (13) into a high-pressure region (18), the high-pressure region (18) being connected to at least one injector (21), further comprising a control unit (30) configured to control a total pump output of the large high-pressure pump (16) or the small high-pressure pump (14) into the low-pressure region (13) via a discharge line (15).

US Pat. No. 10,662,931

DIAPHRAGM CELL FOR DAMPING PRESSURE PULSATIONS IN A LOW-PRESSURE REGION OF A PISTON PUMP

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

1. A diaphragm cell for damping pressure pulsations in a low-pressure region of a piston pump, comprising:two diaphragms that are connected to one another at their radial edges and enclose a gas space, wherein:
the two diaphragms are both axially deformable in an axial direction,
the two diaphragms each have a central region which is central in an axial top view of the diaphragm cell, and in the axial top view of the diaphragm cell the central region extends over not less than 50% of the cross-sectional area of the two diaphragms,
the two diaphragms are shaped in an undulating fashion in the central region, the central region being curved outward in the axial direction in a radially inner region and in a radially outer region,
an annular region which is annular in a top view (i) is arranged between the radially inner region and the radially outer region and (ii) in each case is directly adjacent to the radially inner region and the radially outer region, the annular region being curved inward in the axial direction,
an amplitude of the wave shape measured in the axial direction is at least 1/1000 and at most 2/100 of the square root of 4/? times the cross-sectional area of the two diaphragms when in a pressure-equalized state in which a pressure difference is zero during operation of the piston pump,
the pressure difference is a pressure in the gas space minus a pressure outside the gas space, in the low-pressure region of the piston pump, and
the pressure outside the gas space varies such that an interval between the resulting pressure differences spans at least 3 bar and includes the pressure-equalized state.

US Pat. No. 10,662,940

HIGH-PRESSURE FUEL PUMP

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

1. A fuel pump, comprising:a housing;
at least one piston;
a sealing device positioned on the at least one piston so as to radially surround the piston; and
a seal carrier having a radially outer edge region,
wherein the radially outer edge region includes a connecting portion with an angle of approximately 30° to 60° relative to an axis of the at least one piston,
wherein the connecting portion extends radially approximately 2 millimeters to 4 millimeters, and
wherein the connecting portion is substance-bonded to the housing of the fuel pump via a capacitor discharge weld connection.

US Pat. No. 10,665,853

BATTERY CELL AND BATTERY INCLUDING ELECTROACTIVE MATERIAL

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

1. A battery including at least one battery cell, wherein the battery further includes at least one electroactive material which may be prompted to undergo a change in at least one of a volume and a shape by way of an application of a voltage, wherein:the battery includes at least two battery cells, the electroactive material being situated between the battery cells,
a first one of the battery cells comprises a first housing,
a second one of the battery cells comprises a second housing, and
the electroactive material is located between the first housing and the second housing.

US Pat. No. 10,648,439

SYSTEM HAVING A FUEL DISTRIBUTOR AND MULTIPLE FUEL INJECTORS

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

1. A system, comprising:a fuel distributor; and
a plurality of fuel injectors, each fuel injector being situated on an associated cup of the fuel distributor, and at least one of the fuel injectors being fastened to the associated cup by a holding element, wherein:
the holding element has an at least substantially straight first leg and an at least substantially straight second leg,
the cup has at least one through hole extending through a wall of the cup,
the first leg and the second leg are at least partially routed through the at least one through hole, and
a connection sleeve of the fuel injector has a collar that is braced on the first leg of the holding element and on the second leg of the holding element such that the first leg and the second leg are at least partially situated between, in a direction perpendicular to a longitudinal axis of the cup, the collar and a respective inner side of the cup in order to secure the fuel injector on the cup, wherein, with respect to a joining direction of the holder and the cup, an upper inner side of each leg adjoins the collar and an outer side of each leg adjoins the inner side of the cup, wherein the joining direction is perpendicular to the longitudinal axis of the cup,
wherein the fuel injector is clamped on the cup with a clamp directed through four through-holes in the wall of the injector cup.

US Pat. No. 10,644,555

WINDING SUPPORT

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

1. A winding support (1) for an electric machine (100), having multiple pole teeth (10), wherein each pole tooth (10) has a tooth shank (14) around which at least one winding can be arranged, and wherein the tooth shank (14) has an increasing width of the tooth shank (14) in an axial direction (3) of the winding support (1) proceeding from an axial face side of the winding support (1), characterized in that the tooth shank (14) has an increasing or decreasing width in a radial direction (5) of the winding support (1).

US Pat. No. 10,639,999

METHOD AND CIRCUIT FOR DETECTING AN OPEN LINE OF THE SINE/COSINE RECEIVER COIL OF A RESOLVER

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

1. A method for detecting an open signal line of a receiver coil of a resolver, the method comprising:providing a pull-up resistor and a pull-down resistor which are connected with their one end to terminals for the signal lines;
measuring the voltage between the two signal line terminals of the receiver coil at least two sampling times located symmetrically with respect to the center of the exciter period;
calculating an offset value by forming a mean value which comprises the measurement values at the two sampling times of an exciter period; and
identifying an open line when the offset value exceeds a threshold value.

US Pat. No. 10,641,296

ACCUMULATOR PISTON, IN PARTICULAR FOR A PRESSURE MEDIUM ACCUMULATOR OF A HYDRAULIC UNIT OF AN ELECTRONICALLY SLIP-CONTROLLABLE VEHICLE BRAKE SYSTEM

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

1. An accumulator piston, comprising:a cylindrical piston shaft defining a longitudinal axis in a direction of movement of the piston; and
a piston head covering the piston shaft, and including:
an end face configured to be acted on by a pressure medium; and
a blind-hole-shaped recess having an opening facing toward the end face, wherein:
a first cross section of the recess in a region of the opening is smaller in at least one dimension than a second cross section of a base of the recess opposite the opening; and
the recess has a stepped cross-section shape that forms at least one shoulder extending continuously in a circumferential direction of the accumulator and projecting radially into an interior of the recess, said shoulder being substantially radially aligned relative to the longitudinal axis.

US Pat. No. 10,641,297

HYDRAULIC CONTROL VALVE

Robert Bosch GmbH

8. A method for operating a work machine with a pressure compensated hydraulic control valve, the method comprising:supplying hydraulic fluid from a variable displacement pump through a pump port, a pressure compensator, and a pressure compensated pump flow channel to a valve spool inlet of a main valve spool;
moving the main valve spool from a neutral position to a first power position to connect the pressure compensated pump flow channel to a first one of a pair of consumer workports, to connect the first one of the pair of consumer workports to a variable displacement pump load sense channel, and to connect a second one of the pair of consumer workports to a tank channel;
moving the main valve spool from the neutral position to a second power position to connect the pressure compensated pump flow channel to the second one of the pair of consumer workports, to connect the second one of the pair of consumer workports to the variable displacement pump load sense channel, and to connect the first one of the pair of consumer workports to the tank channel;
moving the main valve spool from the second power position to a float position to connect both of the pressure compensated pump flow channel and the tank channel to both of the pair of consumer workports, and to connect the variable displacement pump load sense channel to the tank channel; and
simultaneous with moving the main valve spool to the float position, moving a pressure compensator spool to a pump isolation position that blocks the valve spool inlet of the main valve spool from the pump port that supplies flow from the variable displacement pump.

US Pat. No. 10,639,780

OSCILLATORY DRIVING DEVICE

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

1. An oscillatory driving device for a hand-held power tool, comprising:an input shaft defining an input shaft rotation axis;
an output shaft defining an output shaft rotation axis, the output shaft rotation axis and the input shaft rotation axis intersecting at an intersection point such that the input shaft includes a first portion on a first side of the intersection point and a second portion on a second opposite side of the intersection point; and
a gearbox unit operatively connecting the input shaft to the output shaft, the gearbox unit including:
a first eccentric element entirely disposed on the first side of the intersection point and configured to drive the output shaft in an oscillatory manner;
a second eccentric element entirely disposed on the second side of the intersection point and configured to drive the output shaft in an oscillatory manner; and
a motion convertor that operatively connects the first eccentric element and the second eccentric element to the output shaft, the motion convertor having a first connection element configured to contact the first eccentric element such that the first connection element receives only one component of a non-circular movement of the first eccentric element in a force input direction that lies perpendicular to both the input shaft rotation axis and the output shaft rotation axis.

US Pat. No. 10,619,707

MULTI-MODE POWER SPLIT HYBRID TRANSMISSION WITH TWO PLANETARY GEAR MECHANISMS

THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVER...

1. A multi-mode, power-split hybrid transmission system comprising:an internal combustion engine configured to output driving force;
a first electric motor configured to output driving force;
a second electric motor configured to output driving force;
a first planetary gear mechanism having a carrier, a ring gear, and a sun gear, the first planetary gear mechanism being operably coupled to at least one of the internal combustion engine, the first electric motor, and the second electric motor to transmit driving force;
a second planetary gear mechanism having a carrier, a ring gear, and a sun gear, the second planetary gear mechanism being operably coupled to at least one of the internal combustion engine, the first electric motor, and the second electric motor to transmit driving force;
a first dynamic clutch selectively coupling the first planetary gear mechanism to the second planetary gear mechanism; and
a brake/clutch selectively coupling the ring gear of at least one of the first planetary gear mechanism and the second planetary gear mechanism,
wherein the multi-mode, power-split hybrid transmission system is configured to operate in a plurality of modes to transmit driving force to a final drive, wherein the engine is operably coupled to the ring gear of the second planetary gear mechanism, the first electric motor is operably coupled to the sun gear of the first planetary gear mechanism, the second electric motor is operably coupled to the sun gear of the second planetary gear mechanism.

US Pat. No. 10,618,471

VIRTUAL CAMERA PANNING AND TILTING

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

1. A camera system comprising:a first video camera having a first field of vision;
an orientation adjustment switch;
a second video camera having a third field of vision;
a selection switch;
a first display; and
an electronic processor configured to:
receive, from the first video camera, a non-rectilinear image of the first field of vision;
receive, from the selection switch, input determining whether input received from the orientation adjustment switch defines an axis of a second field of vision within the first field of vision or an axis of a fourth field of vision within the third field of vision;
when the input from the selection switch determines the orientation adjustment switch defines the axis of the second field of vision within the first field of vision, receive, from the orientation adjustment switch, input defining the axis of the second field of vision within the first field of vision;
apply a distortion correction method to the non-rectilinear image of the first field of vision to produce a rectilinear image of the first field of vision;
determine a rectilinear image of the second field of vision within the rectilinear image of the first field of vision; and
display the rectilinear image of the second field of vision on the first display.

US Pat. No. 10,622,859

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR OPERATING AN ELECTRIC MACHINE HAVING EXTERNAL OR HYBRID EXCITATION

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

1. An electronically commutated electric machine (2), comprising:a rotor (21);
an exciter winding (6) arranged at the rotor (21) in order to generate or alter a direct magnetic field in the rotor (21); and
a stator (22) having a three-phase or polyphase stator winding (23) with phases which can be driven via phase lines (8) connected to inverter circuits (9);
wherein the stator winding (23) has stator coils interconnected in a star connection;
wherein the exciter winding (6) is directly connected to a star point of the star connection of the stator winding (23), and directly to a supply potential via an exciter winding line (11); and
wherein, to set an exciter winding current, a duty ratio used to drive the inverter circuits (9) is varied to vary a potential of the star point.

US Pat. No. 10,611,353

BEARING DEVICE AND ELECTROMECHANICAL BRAKE BOOSTER

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

1. A device for an electromechanical brake booster of a motor vehicle, comprising:a bearing device having a first receiving opening at a first end and a second receiving opening at a second end opposite the first end, the bearing device configured to be situated on an axially displaceable spindle of the electromechanical brake booster;
a first sliding bearing situated in the first receiving opening, the first sliding bearing having a bore extending all the way through the first sliding bearing, the first sliding bearing configured to receive, through the bore of the first sliding bearing, a first support element of the electromechanical brake booster; and
a second sliding bearing situated in the second receiving opening, the second sliding bearing having a bore extending all the way through the second sliding bearing, the second sliding bearing configured to receive, through the bore of the second sliding bearing, a second support element of the electromechanical brake;
wherein the first sliding bearing is configured to be, alternatively, float-mounted in the first receiving opening or fastened in the first receiving opening, and the second sliding bearing is configured to be, alternatively, float-mounted in the second receiving opening or fastened in the second receiving opening;
wherein when the first sliding bearing is float-mounted in the first receiving opening and the second sliding bearing is fastened in the second receiving element, the bearing device is configured to be mounted, via the first sliding bearing and the second sliding bearing, on the first support element and on the second support element, the first support element being spaced apart from the second support element by a first distance; and
wherein when the first sliding bearing is fastened in the first receiving opening and the second sliding bearing is float-mounted in the second receiving opening, the bearing device is configured to be mounted, via the first sliding bearing and the second sliding bearing, on the first support element and on the second support element, the first support element being spaced apart from the second support element by a second distance different from the first distance.

US Pat. No. 10,612,928

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR ESTABLISHING AND PROVIDING A HIGH-PRECISION CARD

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

1. A method comprising:obtaining, by a processor, first surroundings data values that are detected by at least one sensor of at least one vehicle and that represent first surroundings, which are of the at least one vehicle;
obtaining, by the processor, second surroundings data values that are detected by at least one traffic infrastructure sensor and that represent second surroundings, which are of at least one traffic infrastructure area, wherein the at least one traffic infrastructure sensor is external to and separate from the at least one vehicle, and the at least one traffic infrastructure sensor is a sensor of at least one traffic infrastructure component;
generating, by the processor, a first map using both the first surroundings data values and the second surroundings data values; and
the processor outputting the first map.

US Pat. No. 10,612,993

TESTING DEVICE FOR CHECKING THE LEAK TIGHTNESS OF CONTAINERS, AND METHOD THEREFOR

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

1. A testing device for checking leak tightness of containers, comprising:a holding unit for holding at least one container, which holding unit has a first holding part and a second holding part,
wherein the holding unit is divided into the first and second holding parts in the direction of a longitudinal axis of the holding unit, and
wherein a pivot shaft for pivoting of at least one of the first and second holding parts is arranged on the first and/or the second holding part,
wherein the holding unit is divided in a dividing plane,
wherein the dividing plane is inclined at a first angle to an axis, the first angle being acute, and
wherein the holding unit is configured to be oriented in operation such that the axis extends vertically when the holding unit is placed on a horizontal surface.

US Pat. No. 10,611,047

CUTTING LENGTH DISPLAY DEVICE

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

1. A cutting length display apparatus for a portable power tool, comprising:at least one display unit including at least one movably mounted display element configured to display at least one position of a cutting edge of a machining tool on a workpiece configured to be machined based on a set cutting depth of the machining tool; and
a cable system unit configured to change a pose of the at least one display element based on the set cutting depth of the machining tool.

US Pat. No. 10,584,622

EXPANSION BODY AND METHOD FOR MONITORING A PRESSURE SENSOR IN A SCR SYSTEM WITH AN EXPANSION BODY

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

1. A SCR system comprising a feed module with a feed pump, a metering valve connected to the feed module by a pressure line, a pressure sensor, at least one return line, an expansion body having an equalization chamber separated by an elastic diaphragm from a fluid which flows through part of the expansion body, a mechanical spring configured to apply an additional spring force to the diaphragm, the spring having a mechanical prestress, and an electronic controller configured to:define an anticipated characteristic pressure at which the spring force of the spring of the expansion body is overcome, by setting the prestress of the spring in the expansion body;
set an initial pressure in the SCR system above the anticipated characteristic pressure;
stop the feed pump with the metering valve closed, when the initial pressure is reached;
determine a pressure rate in the pressure line over time by means of the pressure sensor;
determine a significant change in the pressure rate at which the change in the pressure rate is above a first threshold;
determine a measured characteristic pressure at which the significant change in the pressure rate has been determined; and
output a fault for the pressure sensor if the measured characteristic pressure is not between thresholds which are dependent on the anticipated characteristic pressure.

US Pat. No. 10,581,040

MODULE HOUSING FOR A BATTERY MODULE

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

1. A module housing (11) for a battery module (10) having at least one battery cell (12), the module housing having a first substantially L-shaped housing side wall (14) with at least one clip connection (17), and a second substantially L-shaped housing side wall (14) with at least one clip connection (17) and two housing plates (15) which can be arranged on the battery module (10) on an end face, as a result of which the module housing is closable on the end face, wherein at least the two housing side walls (14) are configured to be connected to one another mechanically in a form-fitting and/or force-fitting manner by clip connections (17), as a result of which a cuboid module housing (11) is produced.

US Pat. No. 10,576,956

DRIVER ASSISTANCE SYSTEM WITH INCREASED RELIABILITY AND AVAILABILITY

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

1. A method for operating a motor vehicle, the method comprising:detecting an operating mode of the motor vehicle;
shifting an operative state of a parking brake unit of a parking brake of the motor vehicle from a rest state into a predetermined operative state in response to the detected operating mode corresponding to a predetermined operating mode of the motor vehicle;
detecting a reaction of the motor vehicle to the parking brake being shifted to the predetermined operative state; and
dynamically adapting the operative state of the parking brake based on the detected reaction of the motor vehicle to the parking brake being in the predetermined operative state,
wherein the parking brake is configured to, in the predetermined operative state, produce a lower braking effect compared to a full activation of the parking brake,
wherein the motor vehicle includes a service brake and a parking brake, the service brake being activated by a pressure generator, the parking brake being activated by a parking brake unit, and
wherein the motor vehicle is configured with at least one of (i) an autonomous operating mode and (ii) a partially autonomous operating mode that can be activated.

US Pat. No. 10,577,818

SECURING A VEHICLE

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

1. A method for securing a motor vehicle against an unauthorized removal from an AVP parking lot, the method comprising:scanning the parking lot with the aid of sensors;
determining that the motor vehicle is moving in an area of the parking lot;
determining that the motor vehicle is driving outside a parking or pickup operation controlled independently of a driver by a person not in charge of the motor vehicle or of the parking lot; and
triggering an action.

US Pat. No. 10,556,576

BRAKE BOOSTER AND BRAKE SYSTEM

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

1. A brake booster for a brake master cylinder of a motor vehicle, the brake booster comprising:a drive motor; and
a gear unit that is configured to convert a rotational motion of the drive motor into a translational motion of a pressure piston to actuate the brake master cylinder and that includes:
a rotatable spindle nut including a first trapezoidal thread; and
a non-rotatable spindle rod including a second trapezoidal thread that intermesh with the first trapezoidal thread with a flank clearance and a tip clearance that are greater than a bottom clearance between the first and second threads;
wherein the spindle nut includes an external toothing that engages with an internal toothing of a drive ring gear of the gear unit.

US Pat. No. 10,537,985

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR ASCERTAINING THE ORIENTATION OF A DRILL RELATIVE TO A PLANE

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

1. A device for ascertaining the orientation of a drill relative to a plane, the device being connectable to the drill, comprising:a laser distance measuring unit by which, from a prespecified position relative to the plane, a first distance to a first point in the plane and a second distance to a second point in the plane can be measured; and
an evaluation unit configured in such a way that the orientation of the device relative to the plane can be ascertained on the basis of the first distance and the second distance;
wherein the laser distance measuring unit has a first laser distance meter and a first micromirror, pivotable about a first pivot axis, for deflecting a laser beam of the first laser distance meter,
wherein the laser beam can be radiated in a first direction of radiation by the first laser distance meter,
wherein one of the following is satisfied: (i) the laser distance measuring unit has a second laser distance meter and a second micromirror, pivotable about a second pivot axis, for deflecting a laser beam of the second laser distance meter, or (ii) the first micromirror is pivotable about a second pivot axis that is situated perpendicular, to the first pivot axis of the first micromirror, and
wherein the laser distance measuring unit includes a diverting optical mechanism situated so that a laser beam deflected by the first micromirror is divertable.

US Pat. No. 10,539,317

HANDHELD TOOL CARRYING CASE

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

1. A handheld tool carrying case, comprising:a carrying case base;
a carrying case cover; and
at least one electronic system;
wherein the carrying case base is connected to the carrying case cover in a detachable fashion such that the carrying case base and the carrying case cover are configured to be completely separated from each other without the use of a tool,
wherein the carrying case cover has at least one battery interface which is at least partly fixedly connected to the carrying case cover, wherein the at least one battery interface is disposed on an inner surface of the carrying case cover such that an at least one battery is insertable only when the carrying case is at least in a partially open state with respect to the carrying case body,
wherein at least one of the carrying case base and the carrying case cover has at least one lighting device which is at least partly fixedly connected to the at least one of the carrying case base and the carrying case cover,
wherein the lighting device includes a plurality of light emitting elements embodied as LEDs and a plurality of diffusers which emit a light flux emitted by the light emitting elements through a light emission surface of the lighting device,
wherein the lighting device emits a light flux that is greater than 100 lumens.

US Pat. No. 10,527,597

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR DETERMINING THE CARBON DIOXIDE CONTENT IN AMBIENT AIR

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

1. A method for determining a carbon dioxide content of ambient air, the method comprising:providing a mobile data transmission device which has a sensor configured to record carbon dioxide in ambient air;
periodically performing a calibration process on the mobile data transmission device to calibrate the sensor, the calibration process including measuring a carbon dioxide content of the ambient air in a reference situation representing a situation having a carbon dioxide content within a tolerance range around a reference value; and
measuring a carbon dioxide content of the ambient air using the sensor,
wherein calibrating the sensor includes measuring a carbon dioxide content of the ambient air in a further reference situation representing a situation having a carbon dioxide content within a further tolerance range around a further reference value,
wherein calibrating the sensor includes using air exhaled by a person as ambient air for determining the further reference situation, the air exhaled by a person being considered as having a carbon dioxide value of 5.6%,
detecting or at least checking a presence of the reference situation by the mobile data transmission device using at least one further sensor of the data transmission device,
wherein calibrating the sensor includes at least one of recording and reading in a position of at least one of the sensor and the data transmission device,
wherein the presence of the reference situation is detected using the position, and
wherein the presence of the reference situation is detected using at least one of a camera and a noise sensor.

US Pat. No. 10,520,105

SPOOL VALVE, IN PARTICULAR FOR AN AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION OF A MOTOR VEHICLE

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

1. A spool valve, comprising:a housing;
an axially movable valve spool situated in a guide recess of the housing;
wherein the housing includes at least one radial inlet connection and one radial outlet connection spaced axially apart therefrom, and a working connection on a front face of the housing, at least one first control opening connected to the inlet connection and one second control opening spaced axially apart therefrom and connected to the outlet connection, and one third control opening situated axially between these two and connected to the working connection being present on the guide recess, the first control opening and the second control opening being respectively in fluidic connection with one first control section and one second control section on the spool valve, and a connection channel extending axially in sections being present in the housing, which connects the third control opening to the working connection,
wherein the housing includes a section made of plastic, in which the connection channel is formed, wherein the housing includes a spool sleeve, in which the guide recess and the control openings are formed, and which is injection-molded with plastic, so that the section made of plastic is formed,
wherein the connection channel includes at least two axially extending sub-channels, which are situated at a radial angle of 90 degrees relative to at least one of the radial connections of the spool valve, each sub-channel extending as respective bores through a material of the housing, and
wherein each of the at least two axially extending sub-channels extends into the housing so that an axis of the radial inlet connection that is perpendicular to a longitudinal axis of the guide recess intersects each of the sub-channels.

US Pat. No. 10,505,481

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR OPERATING AN ELECTRONICALLY COMMUTATED SERVO MOTOR AND POSITION CONTROL UNIT HAVING A SERVO MOTOR

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

15. A method for operating an electronically commutated servomotor, comprising:controlling the servomotor according to an optimization target via a voltage space vector generated according to a commutation pattern, as a function of a predefined torque and a rotor position of a rotor of the servomotor;
determining a control range which specifies a range of allowable voltage space vectors;
determining using the control range, the range of allowable voltage space vectors in which a magnitude of a motor current does not exceed a predefined motor current threshold value and a magnitude of a motor voltage does not exceed a predefined motor voltage threshold value; and
controlling the servomotor with only voltage space vectors within the predefined control range.

US Pat. No. 10,505,489

POWER MODULE FOR AN ELECTRIC MOTOR

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

1. A power module for an electric motor, comprising:at least one semiconductor switch half-bridge including:
a plurality of semiconductor switches;
an output terminal; and
at least one electrically conductive layer,
wherein:
the plurality of switches includes a high-side semiconductor switch and a low-side semiconductor switch;
each semiconductor switch has a respective switching path terminal formed by a respective flat surface region of the semiconductor switch;
the switching path terminal of each semiconductor switch faces in a same direction;
the at least one electrically conductive layer is enclosed between the high-side semiconductor switch and the low-side semiconductor switch, and electrically connects the respective switching path terminal of the low-side semiconductor switch and the respective switching path terminal of the high-side semiconductor switch of the half-bridge to each other; and
the output terminal of the half-bridge is formed by the at least one electrically conductive layer.

US Pat. No. 10,504,809

METHOD FOR PRODUCING AN ELECTRICAL DEVICE COMPRISING A COVERING MATERIAL

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

1. A method of producing an electrical device including an electrical component at least partly enveloped by an envelope material having a cement material, the method comprising:mixing an admixture into the cement material;
applying the envelope material including the cement material comprising the admixture to the electrical component; and
treating the envelope material so as to cause the admixture from the cement material to arrive at a surface of the cement material and to form a protective layer at the surface.

US Pat. No. 10,500,550

STATIC MIXER

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

1. A static mixer for installation in an exhaust line of a combustion engine, with an annular body, comprising at least one blade row with a plurality of guide blades standing away from the annular body to an inside,wherein,
the annular body defines an outer periphery of the static mixer and in a circumferential direction consists of at least two part bodies,
part bodies adjacent in the circumferential direction are fastened to one another,
each part body comprises a plurality of guide blades;
wherein, the part bodies adjacent in the circumferential direction inter-engage into one another in a protrusion-receptacle configuration in a region of circumferential ends of the part bodies and are pressed together in the region of the circumferential ends with plastic deformation; and
wherein, the part bodies adjacent in the circumferential direction are arranged in the circumferential direction abutting with their circumferential ends;
wherein the region of circumferential ends is on the outer periphery; and
wherein the plurality of guide blades are formed at an axial extent of the annular body and radially converge to a central region of the annular body.

US Pat. No. 10,496,092

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR MONITORING AN AUTONOMOUS DRIVING OPERATION OF A MOTOR VEHICLE WITHIN A PARKING FACILITY

ROBERT BOSCH GMBH, Stutt...

1. A method for monitoring an autonomous driving operation of a motor vehicle within a parking facility, the method comprising:ascertaining data for an autonomous driving operation of the motor vehicle;
checking the ascertained data for errors before the data are used for the autonomous driving operation of the motor vehicle;
if the check reveals that the data have no errors, using the data to autonomously drive the motor vehicle; and
if the check reveals that the data have an error, carrying out a safety action to reduce a risk of collision for the autonomously driving motor vehicle.

US Pat. No. 10,497,945

PROCESS FOR PRODUCING A DISTRIBUTOR PLATE FOR AN ELECTROCHEMICAL SYSTEM AND DISTRIBUTOR PLATE FOR AN ELECTROCHEMICAL SYSTEM

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

1. A process (30) for producing a distributor plate (1) for an electrochemical system, wherein the distributor plate (1) has at least one metal foil (2) having a first surface (3) and a second surface (4), the process (30) comprising the following process steps:a) pretreatment (31) of the metal foil (2);
b) mask formation (32) at least on the first surface (3) of the pretreated metal foil (2);
c) structure formation (33) via electrochemical coating or wet-chemical or electrochemical etching at least on the first surface (3) of the metal foil (2) provided with the mask (10), as a result of which a raised first fluid distributor structure (5) is formed having a cylindrical or pseudocircular cylindrical shape; and
d) mask removal (36).

US Pat. No. 10,497,962

ELECTRODE INCLUDING AN INCREASED ACTIVE MATERIAL CONTENT

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

1. An electrode, comprising:at least one current collector having a flat configuration and to which at least one arrester is attached;
at least one active material foil, wherein the at least one active material foil is situated on a first surface of the current collector, and protrudes beyond the current collector on all sides along its edges to form an overhang of the active material foil past the outer boundary of the current collector on all sides;
wherein the at least one active material foil includes at least two active material foils, a first active material foil being situated on the first surface of the current collector, and a second active material foil being situated on a second surface of the current collector, opposite from the first surface of the current collector, so that the current collector is completely enclosed by the at least two material foils, and,
wherein the active material foil protrudes beyond the at least one current collector on all sides along its edges to form an overhang of the at least one active material foil past the outer boundary of the current collector on all sides.

US Pat. No. 10,488,427

WHEEL SPEED SENSOR

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

1. A wheel speed sensor comprising:an electromagnetic sensor comprising:
a substantially box-shaped electromagnetic sensor head disposed at a distal end of the electromagnetic sensor, the electromagnetic sensor head comprising a magnet and an integrated circuit, the substantially box-shaped electromagnetic sensor head configured to sense movement by a tone ring comprising magnetic attractive material;
a communication connector disposed at a proximal end of the electromagnetic sensor and in communication with the substantially box-shaped electromagnetic sensor head; and
a sensor interface disposed at the distal end of the electromagnetic sensor, and
a flange including a flange interface secured to the sensor interface of the electromagnetic sensor,
wherein the sensor interface includes a slot extending about at least three sides of the substantially box-shaped electromagnetic sensor head and a separate retainer element, and
wherein the flange interface includes a pair of parallel spaced arms projecting outwardly from the flange, the pair of parallel spaced arms including inwardly facing projections at outward distal ends thereof, wherein the electromagnetic sensor is secured to the flange interface by insertion the substantially box-shaped electromagnetic sensor head between the pair of spaced arms of the flange interface and securement of the retainer element within the slot of the substantially box-shaped electromagnetic sensor head.

US Pat. No. 10,486,650

END CAP ARRANGEMENT

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

1. An end cap device for a wiper blade (12a; 12b), the end cap device having an end cap base member (14a; 14b) which is configured to be securely connected to a main component (10a; 10b) of the wiper blade (12a; 12b) along a lower region of the end cap base member, wherein the end cap base member (14a; 14b) extends along a longitudinal direction (38a; 38b) and includes a first concave wind flow face (44a) along an upper region of the end cap base member, wherein the end cap device is configured to close the wiper blade (12a, 12b) in the longitudinal direction, wherein the end cap device further includes at least one end cap spoiler element (16a; 16b) coupled to the end cap base member (14a; 14b) and configured to slide linearly relative to the end cap base member (14a; 14b) along a wiping direction (22a, 22b) that is perpendicular to the longitudinal direction so as to provide an assembly opening (18a; 18b) between the end cap base member and the end cap spoiler element (16a; 16b) for insertion of a wiper arm (20a; 20b) linearly along the longitudinal direction (38a; 38b) through the assembly opening, wherein the end cap spoiler element (16a; 16b) includes a second concave wind flow face (54) along an upper region of the end cap spoiler element (16a; 16b) that is flush with the first concave wind flow face (44) in an assembled state of the end cap device.

US Pat. No. 10,489,751

INFORMATION SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SELECTING AND REPRODUCING INFORMATION, PARTICULARLY FOR USE IN WORKSHOPS

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

11. A method for operating an information system for diagnosing a vehicle in a motor vehicle workshop, the method comprising:creating and storing, via a processor, at least one component data set of at least one vehicle components of the vehicle in a component memory;
operating a component link device, in the at least one component link memory, so as to provide at least one component link which links the at least one created component data set of the at least one vehicle components and at least one other component data set of another one of the at least one vehicle components in the component memory;
storing document data sets in a document memory;
storing, via at least one document link memory, at least one document link between at least one document data set of the at least one vehicle components and at least one component data set of the at least one vehicle components; and
comparing, via a comparator device of a document link device, entries in the document data sets with entries in the component data sets of the at least one vehicle components;
providing, via the document link device, in at least one document link memory, a document link between the at least one document data set and the at least one component data set of the at least one vehicle components when the comparator device has determined that there is agreement between at least one entry in the document data sets of the at least one vehicle components and at least one entry in the component data sets of the at least one vehicle components;
diagnosing the vehicle using the document data set having the document link which is a linked document data set,
wherein the document link device analyzes the document data set in the document memory; identifies the vehicle components that are contained in at least one of the component data sets and are in at least one of the document data sets based on exclusively defined designations used for the vehicle components, and creates, in the document link memory assigned to the respective document, a document link to the component data set associated with the respective vehicle components,
wherein there is at least one input device to accept at least one input, and
wherein there is a document selection device to select, based on the at least one input, at least one first document data set from the document memory,
wherein the information system includes a document access device, including:
at least one input device to accept at least one input; and
a document selection device to select, based on the at least one input, at least one first document data set from the document memory;
an evaluation device to perform the following:
i) identify at least one first component data set linked to the at least one first document data set;
ii) identify at least one second component data set linked to the identified at least one first component data set; and
iii) identify at least one second document data set linked to the identified at least one second component data set; and
at least one display device to display information from at least one of the selected at least one first document data set, at least one second document data set, the identified at least one first component data set, and the identified at least one second component data set;
wherein the document data set having the document link is a linked document data set and is used to diagnose and/or repair the vehicle, and
wherein the component links are based on relationships between the vehicle components.

US Pat. No. 10,488,216

METHOD FOR OPERATING A MOTOR-DRIVEN SPORTS DEVICE

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

1. A method for operating a motor-driven watercraft sports device, comprising:at least intermittently restricting a maximum speed of the motor-driven watercraft sports device as a function of a position of the motor-driven watercraft sports device;
wherein the position of the motor-driven watercraft sports device is ascertained and the position of the motor-driven watercraft sports device is linked with a permitted maximum speed, which is provided with the aid of an electronic map;
wherein the electronic map includes a plurality of operating zones to which a respective permitted maximum speed is allocated;
wherein the electronic map as well as the position of the motor-driven watercraft sports device and the operating zones are displayed to a user of the motor-driven watercraft sports device via a display device on the motor-driven watercraft sports device while the user is driving the motor-driven watercraft sports device;
wherein the displayed electronic map is linked with an instantaneous orientation of the motor-driven watercraft sports device and a position of an operating zone that corresponds to a non-restricted permitted maximum speed is displayed by an edge region of the display device.

US Pat. No. 10,490,804

METHOD FOR PRODUCING A GALVANIC ELEMENT AND GALVANIC ELEMENT

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

1. A method for producing a galvanic element, comprising:applying a first electrode to a substrate using aerosol deposition;
applying a first separator directly to the first electrode using aerosol deposition; and
applying a second electrode directly to the first separator using aerosol deposition, wherein at least one of the first and second electrodes is applied as a composite electrode;
applying a second separator directly to the second electrode using aerosol deposition;
applying a further first electrode directly to the second separator using aerosol deposition;
applying a third separator directly to the further first electrode using aerosol deposition; and
applying a further second electrode directly to the third separator using aerosol deposition, wherein:
the first electrode and the further first electrode are in direct contact with one another; and
the second electrode and the further second electrode are in direct contact with one another.

US Pat. No. 10,490,863

METHOD FOR TRANSFERRING A MINIMUM AND/OR A MAXIMUM VALUE OF A BATTERY SYSTEM PARAMETER AND BATTERY SYSTEM FOR CARRYING OUT SUCH A METHOD

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

1. A method for transferring at least one of (i) a minimum value and (ii) a maximum value of a battery system parameter from a set of values for the battery system parameter in a battery system comprising a plurality of battery cells, the method comprising:generating a periodic clock signal having a fixed period duration; and
at least one of:
(i) transferring the minimum value of the battery system parameter by generating a first signal for each of the respective values of the set of values for the battery system parameter, synchronously in phase with the clock signal and passing the first signal to a first data line, wherein the first signal for each of the respective values of the set of values has a first signal state and a second signal state, a presence of the respective value on the first data line being indicated by a transition from the first signal state to the second signal state, a duration of time for which the second signal state is held after the transition from the first signal state to the second signal state based on the period duration of the clock signal being used to indicate the respective value from the set of values; and
(ii) transferring the maximum value of the battery system parameter by generating a second signal for each of the respective values of the set of values for the battery system parameter, synchronously in phase with the clock signal and passing the second signal to a second data line, wherein the second signal for each of the respective values of the set of values has a first signal state and a second signal state, a presence of the respective value on the second data line being indicated by a transition from the second signal state to the first signal state, a duration of time for which the first signal state is held after the transition from the second signal state to the first signal state based on the period duration of the clock signal being used to indicate the respective value from the set of values.

US Pat. No. 10,479,368

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR OPERATING A DRIVER ASSISTANCE SYSTEM, AND DRIVER ASSISTANCE SYSTEM

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

1. A method for operating a driver assistance system of a motor vehicle, which includes multiple wheels in contact with a roadway, the driver assistance system including at least one unit which includes a friction coefficient model and at least one sensor, which provides an input signal for the friction coefficient model, the method comprising:ascertaining a friction coefficient between at least one of the wheels and the roadway with the aid of the friction coefficient model;
setting or calibrating the driver assistance system as a function of the ascertained friction coefficient;
wherein a plurality of friction coefficients are ascertained with the aid of multiple of the units, simultaneously or almost simultaneously ascertained friction coefficients are compared to one another, at least one valid friction coefficient of the plurality of friction coefficients being determined with the aid of the comparison, and the driver assistance system is set or calibrated as a function of the valid friction coefficient.

US Pat. No. 10,480,923

SENSOR APPARATUS AND ROBOT SYSTEM HAVING THE SENSOR APPARATUS

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

1. A sensor system comprising:a main body;
a counter body that is movable relative to the main body;
a plurality of sensor devices, wherein, with respect to each of the plurality of sensor devices, the respective sensor device includes a respective target area on one of the main and counter bodies and a respective sensor, that is configured to detect the target area, on the other of the main and counter bodies; and
a processor configured to determine a relative position, with respect to three translational directions and three rotational degrees of freedom, between the counter body and the main body from sensor signals output by the sensor devices.

US Pat. No. 10,479,677

FLEXIBLE DISPOSABLE MEMS PRESSURE SENSOR

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

1. A MEMS device comprising:a flexible MEMS sensor element formed by a plurality of layers, the plurality of layers including:
a first flexible support layer; and
a first conducting layer that extends from a first side of the MEMS sensor element and that is configured to operatively connect the MEMS sensor element to an apparatus;
a second flexible support layer disposed over the first flexible support layer and the first conducting layer, such that the first conducting layer is encapsulated by the first flexible support layer and the second flexible support layer, the first conducting layer being disposed on the first flexible support layer, and extending over less than an entirety of the MEMS sensor element toward a second side opposite the first side;
a second conducting layer disposed on the second flexible support layer and including a first end and a second end, the second conducting layer extending from the first end, located at the second side of the MEMS sensor element, over less than an entirety of the MEMS sensor element toward the first side, the second conducting layer at least partially overlaps the first conducting layer, the first and second conducting layers together forming a parallel plate capacitor; and
a third flexible support layer disposed over the second conducting layer and the second flexible support layer such that the second conducting layer is encapsulated between the second flexible support layer and the third flexible support layer from the first end to the second end,
wherein each layer of the MEMS sensor element includes flexible materials such that each layer of the MEMS sensor element is flexible.

US Pat. No. 10,480,456

GAS INJECTOR INCLUDING LIFT DETHROTTLING

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

1. A gas injector for injecting a gaseous fuel directly into a combustion chamber of an internal combustion engine, comprising:a valve closing element for opening or closing a pass-through opening;
a valve body; and
a sealing seat between the valve body and the valve closing element;
wherein in the case of a maximum lift of the valve closing element, a first flow cross section between the valve body and the valve closing element is smaller in a flow direction upstream from the sealing seat than a second flow cross section between the valve closing element and the sealing seat and is smaller than a third flow cross section in the flow direction downstream from the sealing seat.

US Pat. No. 10,476,049

MECHANICALLY FASTENED THROUGH-WALL CURRENT COLLECTOR

Robert Bosch Battery Syst...

1. An electrochemical cell including a cell housing, an electrode assembly disposed in the cell housing, and a current collector device, whereinthe cell housing is formed of a flexible sheet, the cell housing having a first housing portion, and a second housing portion that is joined to the first housing portion along a sealed joint to form a pouch, the first housing portion comprising a base and a sidewall that protrudes from a perimeter of the base and surrounds the base to form an open-ended container,
the electrode assembly includes positive electrode portions alternating with negative electrode portions, the positive electrode portions and the negative electrode portions being separated by at least one separator and stacked along a stack axis, the stack axis extending in a direction perpendicular to the base, and
the current collector device is electrically connected to one of the positive electrode portions and the negative electrode portions and exits the cell housing via an opening formed in the cell housing sidewall, the opening disposed at a location spaced apart from the sealed joint and at a location facing the stack axis, the current collector device including
a current collecting plate that is disposed between the sidewall and the one of the positive electrode portions and the negative electrode portions, is electrically connected to the one of the positive electrode portions and the negative electrode portions, is oriented parallel to the sidewall, and overlies the opening, the current collecting plate including a protrusion that protrudes from a sidewall facing surface of the plate and extends through the opening,
a seal that surrounds the opening and is disposed between the sidewall and the current collecting plate, and
a terminal plate that is oriented parallel to the sidewall, overlies the opening and is disposed outside the cell housing, the terminal plate including a port that overlies the opening and receives the protrusion, and the port is configured to engage with the protrusion in such a way that the port of the terminal plate directly contacts the protrusion of the current collecting plate so as to form an electrical connection with the current collecting plate, and in such a way that the seal is compressed between the sidewall and the current collecting plate.

US Pat. No. 10,473,777

ASIC IMPLEMENTED MOTION DETECTOR

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

1. A motion detector comprising:an antenna configured to transmit radio frequency (RF) signals and receive reflected RF signals;
a controller configured to generate a notification when a target object is detected; and
an application specific integrated circuit (ASIC) electrically coupled to the antenna and the controller, the ASIC configured to
generate and send the RF signals to the antenna;
receive the reflected RF signals via the antenna;
receive at least one control parameter from the controller;
adjust signal processing of the reflected RF signals to set a detection range based on the at least one control parameter; and
send an output signal to the controller indicative of motion of a target object based on the at least one control parameter and the reflected RF signals.

US Pat. No. 10,473,683

SENSOR ELEMENT FOR THERMAL ANEMOMETRY

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

1. A sensor element for thermal anemometry, the sensor element comprising:a semiconductor substrate;
a film diaphragm attached to the semiconductor substrate;
a resistive heating element on a front side of the film diaphragm;
a temperature-dependent resistor on the front side of the film diaphragm;
a silicon layer between the film diaphragm and the semiconductor substrate, wherein a first recess, which is in the silicon layer, merges with a second recess, which is in the semiconductor substrate at a rear side of the film diaphragm;
a first silicon oxide layer between the silicon layer and the semiconductor substrate; and
wherein the film diaphragm includes a second silicon oxide layer formed in one piece with the first silicon oxide layer.

US Pat. No. 10,467,904

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR OPERATING A VEHICLE

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

10. A parking facility system for vehicles, comprising:a parking facility; and
a remote control for remote-controlled guidance of the vehicle which remotely controls the vehicle in such a way that a predetermined minimum distance of the vehicle to mobile objects in surroundings of the vehicle are maintained, wherein:
the vehicle is guided into one of multiple parking positions of the parking facility to maintain the predetermined minimum distance,
the parking position is ascertained as a function of a parameter,
the parameter describes at least one of an instantaneous and anticipated traffic situation in the parking facility, and
when the at least one of the instantaneous and anticipated traffic situation includes an absence of oncoming traffic and a following vehicle, the vehicle is guided into that parking position which, in relation to its instantaneous position, is most remote in the parking facility.

US Pat. No. 10,468,764

ANTENNA SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING AN ANTENNA SYSTEM

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

1. An antenna system, comprising:a substrate having a first outer side on which a first antenna structure is mounted;
a radome, spaced apart from the substrate, on the first outer side of the substrate;
a carrier device, situated between the substrate and the radome, the carrier device including an electrical insulation material;
at least one second antenna structure mounted on the carrier device and being spaced apart from the substrate and the radome, wherein the carrier device encloses a cavity by being situated in part directly on the substrate, and in part spaced apart from the substrate, the carrier device including:
a wall section that extends perpendicularly to and directly contacts the substrate, and
a cover section that extends parallel to the substrate, the wall section and the cover section being made of the same electrical insulation material;
a transceiver disposed on a surface of the substrate and outside the cavity of the carrier device; and
at least one strip conductor disposed on and extending along the surface of the substrate, wherein:
the at least one strip conductor electrically connects the transceiver to the first antenna structure by extending from the transceiver, underneath the wall section, and to the first antenna structure.

US Pat. No. 10,459,077

SET-UP FOR MEASURING A ROTATIONAL SPEED, IN PARTICULAR, OF A TURBOCHARGER OF A MOTOR VEHICLE

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

1. A set-up for measuring a rotational speed of a turbocharger of a motor vehicle, comprising:at least one antenna for at least one of generating and receiving electromagnetic radiation;
an electronic module that includes at least one of an electric and electronic component, the electronic module being electrically connected to the antenna;
a housing shell that is made at least partially of laser-absorbing material and that includes an inner chamber in which the at least one antenna and the electronic module are situated; and
a housing cover having a first side that:
at least partially covers the inner chamber of the housing shell; and
abuts against a laser-absorbing contact surface of the housing shell at a location at which the housing cover is made of material that is transparent to laser radiation and at which the housing cover is welded to the laser-absorbing contact surface with a laser-welded seam;
wherein at least one of the following:
at least a portion of the housing cover has a first thickness that is one quarter of a wavelength of an electromagnetic wave at least one of (a) that the antenna is configured to at least one of transmit and receive through the housing cover, (b) to which the at least the portion of the housing cover is transparent, and (c) that is between twenty-one gigahertz and twenty-seven gigahertz; and
the housing cover includes a plate with at least one window-like depression at which the plate is reduced in thickness, and the window-like depression and the antenna are positioned relative to each other such that at least one of (a) at least a portion of a transmitting or receiving surface of the antenna faces the depression and (b) a projection of the antenna, in a direction that is perpendicular to a transmitting or receiving surface of the antenna, onto the first side of the housing cover lies at least partially in the depression.

US Pat. No. 10,449,648

TRANSFERRING ROTATION TORQUE THROUGH ISOLATOR FOR TABLE SAW

Robert Bosch Tool Corpora...

1. A power tool for performing a process on a workpiece, the power tool comprising:a motor configured to generate rotation and torque;
a working element configured to contact the workpiece; and
an output member configured to transfer the rotation and torque from the motor to the working element, the output member including:
an axis of rotation about which the output member is configured to be driven rotationally by the motor;
a hub configured to be coupled to the motor, the hub including:
a main body; and
a plurality of spokes integrally formed with the main body, each spoke including a first angled outwardly facing surface, a second angled outwardly facing surface, and an outermost circumferential surface, each outermost circumferential surface extending from the first angled outwardly facing surface to the second angled outwardly facing surface of a respective spoke, at least one spoke including at least one notch formed in the outermost circumferential surface, the at least one notch extending partially into each of the respective first and second angled outwardly facing surfaces;
an outer shell configured to be coupled to the working element; and
an isolator interposed between the hub and the outer shell and configured to electrically isolate the hub from the outer shell, the isolator extending into the at least one notch.

US Pat. No. 10,439,258

ENERGY STORAGE UNIT HAVING A PLURALITY OF GALVANIC CELLS, BATTERY CELL FOR AN ENERGY STORAGE UNIT OF THIS KIND, AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING THE BATTERY CELL

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

1. An energy storage unit (1) having a plurality of galvanic cells (2), wherein the galvanic cells (2) in each case have a first outer side (3) comprising a first electrode (5) and a second outer side (4) comprising a second electrode (6) and the galvanic cells (2) are electrically interconnected with one another by juxtaposition (9) of the galvanic cells (2) by way of the outer sides (3, 4) via the electrodes (5, 6), characterized in that the energy storage unit (1) comprises a first frame element (7) and a second frame element (8), which are directly or indirectly connected to one another, wherein the first frame element (7) is arranged at one end (10) of the juxtaposition (9) of the galvanic cells (2) and the second frame element (8) is arranged at the other end (11) of the juxtaposition (9) of the galvanic cells (2), the energy storage unit (1) further characterized in that at least one third frame element (12) which at least partly frames at least one galvanic cell (2) of the energy storage unit (1) is arranged between the first frame element (7) and the second frame element (8), wherein the first frame element (7) is connected to the second frame element (8) via the at least one third frame element (12).

US Pat. No. 10,435,000

GUIDE RING OF A PISTON PUMP FOR A VEHICLE BRAKE SYSTEM

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

1. A guide ring for a piston pump of a vehicle brake system, comprising:a body configured to movably support a piston of the piston pump in a cylinder liner such that an annular interspace is formed between the piston and the body; wherein:
the annular interspace is delimited by a seal and a sealing ring,
the seal is arranged at a first end of the guide ring and is configured to inhibit passage of air between the piston and the guide ring during movement of the piston;
the sealing ring is arranged beside a second end of the guide ring and is configured to inhibit passage of fluid between the piston and the guide ring during movement of the piston; and
the seal is arranged such that an end face of the seal is coplanar with an end face of the first end of the guide ring.

US Pat. No. 10,433,059

PUBLIC ADDRESS SYSTEM FOR THE SONICATION OF A SONICATION REGION, METHOD FOR THE SONICATION OF A SONICATION REGION AND COMPUTER PROGRAM FOR CARRYING OUT THE METHOD

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

1. A public address system (1) for the sonication of a sonication region (2), the public address system comprising:a multiplicity of loudspeakers (3a,b) arranged in the sonication region (2) for outputting an input signal (4a,b) as an audio signal,
a measuring device (5) for the detection of the audio signal at a measurement point (6) in the sonication region (2), wherein the measuring device (5) is designed to determine a propagation time difference (?tn) of the audio signals between each of two speakers (3a,b) to the measurement point (6) and to provide the propagation time difference (?tn) as propagation time difference data,
a modelling module, wherein the modelling module comprises a model of the sonication region (2), positions of the loudspeakers (3a,b) in the sonication region (2) and the measurement point (6), wherein by means of the modelling module a user can define a target point in the sonication region (2), a model in the sonication region (2), or both and the modelling module is designed to determine the propagation time differences (?tn) such that the propagation time difference (?tn) at the target point is compensated, and
a delay module (10), wherein the delay module (10) is designed to add a time delay to the input signals (4a,b) based on the propagation time differences (?tn), in order to compensate for the propagation time difference (?tn) between the audio signals at the measurement point (6),
wherein
the delay module (10) is connected to the measuring device (5) via a data link and the propagation time difference data is provided to the delay module (10) via a data link.

US Pat. No. 10,430,269

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR ROOT CAUSE ANALYSIS FOR ASSEMBLY LINES USING PATH TRACKING

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

1. A method for performing root cause analysis for an assembly line including a plurality of nodes, the method comprising:receiving tracking data collected by one or more tracking sensors associated with the assembly line, the tracking data identifying a subset of the plurality of nodes processing a product produced by the assembly line,
receiving approval data associated with the assembly line, the approval data identifying whether each product produced by the assembly line fails an approval metric,
enumerating, with an electronic processor, a plurality of paths through the assembly line based on the tracking data,
determining, with the electronic processor, a failure rate for each of the plurality of paths based on the approval data,
identifying, with the electronic processor, a malfunctioning path included in the plurality of paths based on the failure rate for each of the plurality of paths,
identifying, with the electronic processor, a malfunctioning node based on the malfunctioning path, and
performing an automatic action to address the malfunctioning node.

US Pat. No. 10,429,837

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR OPERATING A MOTOR VEHICLE PARKED AT A FIRST POSITION

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

1. A method for operating a motor vehicle parked at a first position, using a mobile terminal, comprising:monitoring, using at least one sensor, at least one of a surrounding field of the parked motor vehicle and a route from a present position of the mobile terminal to the parked motor vehicle;
transmitting monitoring data, based on the monitoring, via a wireless communication network to the mobile terminal;
computerized ascertaining of a second position, the second position being ascertained using a computer based on the second position satisfying one or more predetermined conditions;
after transmitting the monitoring data, receiving a move command, sent from the mobile terminal via the wireless communication network, for moving the motor vehicle away from the first position; and
operating the motor vehicle in a driverless manner to move the motor vehicle from the first position to the ascertained second position in response to the reception of the move command sent from the mobile terminal via the wireless communication network;
wherein the one or more predetermined conditions include at least one of the following: (i) that the second position is illuminated with a predetermined brightness, and/or (ii) that traffic in an area surrounding the second position exhibits a predetermined minimum density, and/or (iii) that the second position is located on a roadway, and/or (iv) that the second position is located at an exit of a parking facility.

US Pat. No. 10,432,423

METHOD, DEVICE, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM FOR OPERATING A DATA PROCESSING SYSTEM

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

16. A device for operating a data processing system, comprising:at least two nodes that are connectable via a data line for transmitting messages, wherein the device is designed to transmit a message including an identifier for arbitrating messages to be transmitted, the identifier containing information concerning a priority via which a processing sequence of messages ready for transmission is determined, the identifier containing information concerning a network node, via which a sender of the message is unambiguously determined, and containing information concerning a service, via which a service is determined;
wherein a description of the service according to a predefined protocol is unambiguously associated with the information concerning the service.

US Pat. No. 10,413,979

TABLE SAW WITH CUTTING BLADE SAFETY FEATURE

Robert Bosch Tool Corpora...

1. A power tool comprising:a base defining a work surface;
a rotary cutting blade extending through an opening in the work surface, said cutting blade including a drive axle;
a drive motor for imparting rotational movement to the cutting blade;
a power train coupled between the drive motor and the drive axle of the cutting blade to transmit rotational movement from the drive motor to the cutting blade;
a swing arm assembly pivotably supported on the base at a pivot axis, the swing arm assembly carrying the cutting blade and including a latch configured to support the swing arm assembly in an operating condition in which the cutting blade extends through the opening in the work surface and configured to be released to permit the swing arm assembly to pivot about the pivot axis to a safety position in which the cutting blade is beneath the work surface; and
a safety system operable in response to an emergency signal and including a mechanism for stopping the rotation of the cutting blade, whereby the rotational inertia of the cutting blade is converted after the rotation is stopped to pivoting of the swing arm assembly carrying the blade when the rotation of the blade is stopped, wherein the mechanism for stopping rotation of the blade includes;
an auto-locking hub mounted on said drive axle and rotationally coupled to the power train;
a jam ring surrounding said auto-locking hub and rotationally fixed in relation to said drive axle and said auto-locking hub; and
a plurality of rollers disposed between said auto-locking hub, said drive axle and said jam ring,
wherein said auto-locking hub, jam ring and rollers are configured to transmit rotation between said auto-locking hub and said drive axle in a first operating position and to lock the drive axle to the jam ring in a locking position upon a change in relative rotational speed between the auto-locking hub and said drive axle, whereby the rotation of said cutting blade is stopped in said locking position.

US Pat. No. 10,415,523

FUEL INJECTION VALVE

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

1. A fuel injection valve having a magnet armature (18) which is arranged in an outflow chamber (16) formed in a valve body (2) and interacts with a valve seat (19), which is formed on a valve piece (15), in order to open and close an outflow opening (20), wherein the magnet armature (18) is movable away from the valve seat (19) by an electromagnet (24), and having a control chamber (12) which is delimited by the valve piece (15), wherein the outflow opening (20) opens into the control chamber (12), and the control chamber (12) is configured to be charged with fuel at high pressure, wherein pressure in the control chamber (12) exerts a hydraulic force on the valve piece (15) in a direction of the magnet armature (18), wherein a bracing element (30) is arranged between the magnet armature (18) and the valve piece (15), wherein one of the valve piece (15) or the bracing element (30) includes a protrusion positioned about the outflow opening (20) and radially inward of an outer edge of the valve piece (15) such that the protrusion does not contact the outer edge, and wherein the bracing element (30) is preloaded against the valve piece (15) at the protrusion and exerts a force on the valve piece (15) at the protrusion in a direction of the control chamber (12), and wherein the bracing element (30) is preloaded against the valve piece (15) by a sleeve (28) that contacts a bottom side of the electromagnet (24) and a top side of the bracing element (30).

US Pat. No. 10,399,570

AUTONOMOUS DRIVING SYSTEM FOR A VEHICLE AND METHOD FOR PERFORMING THE OPERATION

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

1. An autonomous driving system for a vehicle, comprising:a computer unit configured to evaluate surroundings-related and vehicle-related data using sensors and performs an autonomous driving operation based on the data;
wherein a driver command is initiated by an interaction of the driver and is implemented by the autonomous driving system if this is possible following an evaluation of the data, and
wherein in the autonomous driving operation, the driver is at least under the impression of maintaining complete control over the vehicle such that no loss of control is noticeable for the driver.

US Pat. No. 10,402,170

PROCESSING DEVICE AND OPERATING METHOD THEREFOR

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

1. A processing device, comprising:a primary processing unit including hardware;
and at least one secondary processing unit including hardware,
the primary processing unit being configured to subject primary digital input data to a first data processing,
the secondary processing, unit being configured to subject secondary digital input data to a second data processing;
wherein the processing device is configured to carry out at least a part of a cryptographic procedure,
the first data processing and the second data processing each include processing an identical collection of substeps of at least one cryptographic algorithm;
wherein the processing device is configured to delay, in relation to the first data proccessing of the primary processing unit, the second data processing of the secondary processing unit in at least one of a random-dependent and a pseudorandom-dependent manner to randomly decorrelate execution of the substeps of the primary processing unit with execution of the substeps of the secondary processing unit so as to increase security against a side channel attack by preventing, in response to the random decorrelation, detection of the cryptographic algorithm by a side channel attacker attempting to detect the cryptographic algorithm using the side channel attack;
and wherein the processing device is configured, based on a comparison of first digital output data created by the first data processing to second digital output data created by the second data processing when the identical collection of substeps have been executed by the primary processing unit and the secondary processing unit to create the first and second digital output data,
to infer a normal operating state of the primary processing unit when the first digital output data of the primary processing unit and the second digital output data of the secondary processing unit match,
and to infer a fault operating state of the primary processing unit when the first digital output data of the primary processing unit and the second digital output data of the secondary processing unit do not match.

US Pat. No. 10,402,739

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR DETERMINING A DATA-BASED FUNCTIONAL MODEL

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

1. A method for creating a Gaussian process model as a data-based functional model for an output quantity that is to be modeled, based on training data in an input data space, the method comprising:providing training data having training data points and output values, assigned to the training data points, of at least one output quantity;
ascertaining a point density that is a function of a position of the training data points in the input data space;
ascertaining a length scale function for each input quantity of the training data as a function of the point density; and
generating a Gaussian process model from the training data and the output values of the output quantity to be modeled, based on the ascertained length scale functions;
wherein a covariance function having variable length scales of the length scale functions, in the form of a Gibbs covariance function, is used to generate the Gaussian process model.

US Pat. No. 10,395,527

METHOD AND CONTROL AND DETECTION DEVICE FOR A PLAUSIBILITY CHECK OF A WRONG-WAY DRIVING INCIDENT OF A MOTOR VEHICLE

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

12. A control and detection device for providing a plausibility check of a wrong-way driving incident of a motor vehicle at a junction of a unidirectional roadway of a road, comprising:an activating arrangement to activate the plausibility check, configured for recognizing a direction feature of a roadway of the junction, wherein the recognizing includes recognizing at least one road sign as a prohibition sign, wherein the recognizing is performed by an image sensor;
a determining arrangement to determine at least one of (i) whether a current driving direction of the motor vehicle leads in the direction of a roadway having at least one prohibition sign indicating a no entry, and (ii) whether a predicated driving route of the motor vehicle leads in the direction of a roadway having at least one prohibition sign; and
an arrangement for intervening in a steering of the motor vehicle based on a result of the determining arrangement.

US Pat. No. 10,391,988

METHOD FOR OPERATING AN AUTOMATED PARKING BRAKE

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

1. A method for operating an automated parking brake in a motor vehicle, having a hydraulic actuator for producing a hydraulic force component and an electromechanical actuator for producing an electromechanical force component, the method comprising:superimposing the hydraulic force component and the electromechanical force component to obtain a total clamping force for a parking brake operation;
maintaining the total clamping force by self-locking of the automated parking brake;
setting, during the parking brake operation, at least one defined hydraulic pressure level with the hydraulic actuator;
locking-in the at least one defined hydraulic pressure level with a valve when the at least one defined hydraulic pressure level is reached;
detecting a parking brake demand; and
shutting off inlet valves at the front axle when the parking brake demand is detected.

US Pat. No. 10,391,992

BRAKING METHOD FOR A MOTOR VEHICLE AND CONTROL DEVICE FOR A BRAKING METHOD

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

1. A braking method for a vehicle comprising at least one front wheel and at least one rear wheel, wherein a front hydraulically actuatable brake is provided at the at least one front wheel and a rear hydraulically actuatable brake is provided at the at least one rear wheel, and an automatic parking brake is provided at the at least one rear wheel, the method comprising:an initiation phase, including:
generating a first braking force at the at least one front wheel by a hydraulic brake pressure present at the front hydraulically actuatable brake, and
generating a second braking force at the at least one rear wheel exclusively by an electrical actuator of the automatic parking brake while generating the first braking force at the at least one front wheel by the hydraulic brake pressure.

US Pat. No. 10,387,654

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR PROVIDING A COMPUTER PROGRAM

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

1. A method for providing a computer program of a computing unit of an electronic device, the method comprising:evaluating properties of the electronic device relating to a susceptibility to side channel attacks and/or fault attacks, as a result of which an evaluation result is obtained; and
selecting at least one influencing parameter that has an influence on the susceptibility of the electronic device to side channel attacks and/or fault attacks as a function of the evaluation result;
wherein the at least one influencing parameter is used to diversify the computer program for the computing unit;
wherein the diversification includes:
selecting a compiling parameter, the compiling parameter being included during a compiling of the computer program, the selection of the compiling parameter taking place in particular in random or pseudo-random fashion or as a function of at least one second selection parameter, and
selecting a compiling method for the compiling of the computer program, the selection of the compiling method taking place in particular in random or pseudo-random fashion or as a function of at least one third selection parameter; and
wherein the method further includes compiling the computer program using the selected compiling parameter and the selected compiling method.

US Pat. No. 10,387,738

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR MONITORING A VEHICLE THAT IS IN AN AUTONOMOUS OPERATING MODE AND IS LOCATED IN A PARKING FACILITY

ROBERT BOSCH GMBH, Stutt...

1. A method for monitoring a vehicle that is in an autonomous operating mode and is located in a parking facility, the method comprising:while the vehicle is operating in the autonomous operating mode in the parking facility, performing:
monitoring, by a parking facility management server external to the vehicle, an interior of the vehicle using a sensor system of the vehicle via a communication network, based on sensor data from the sensor system of the vehicle,
determining by the parking facility management server, based on the monitoring, that at least one person is in the interior of the vehicle, and
based on the determining that at least one person is in the interior of the vehicle, performing, by the parking facility management server, one or multiple actions.

US Pat. No. 10,381,615

BATTERY MODULE WITH CELL FIXATION

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

1. A battery module, comprising:at least one electrochemical cell including a first side and a first dielectric layer positioned on the first side, the first dielectric layer defining a first window;
a first side plate in opposition to the first side; and
a first adhesive layer positioned between the first side plate and the first side, the first adhesive layer adhered to the first side plate and the first side through the first window.

US Pat. No. 10,378,804

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR INJECTING OIL INTO AN AIR CONDITIONING CIRCUIT

Bosch Automotive Service ...

1. An air conditioning service system comprising:an oil receptacle configured to store oil;
a coupling port in fluid communication with the oil receptacle through an oil injection line;
a first solenoid valve configured to selectively allow the oil to flow from the oil receptacle into the oil injection line;
a second solenoid valve configured to selectively isolate the oil receptacle from the oil injection line;
a chamber having an inlet in fluid communication with the first solenoid valve and an outlet in fluid communication with the second solenoid valve; and
a pressure sensor configured to generate pressure signals associated with pressures of the chamber;
a memory including program instructions stored therein; and
a controller operably connected to the first solenoid valve, the second solenoid valve, the pressure sensor, and the memory and configured to execute the program instructions to:
obtain at least one viscosity signal associated with a viscosity of the oil, the obtaining of the at least one viscosity signal including generating the at least one viscosity signal during a viscosity determining procedure using the generated pressure signals,
obtain a volume signal indicative of an amount of oil to be charged,
determine a first time period based upon the obtained at least one viscosity signal and the obtained volume signal,
control the first solenoid valve to an open condition, and
control the first solenoid valve to a closed condition after the determined first time period has passed since opening of the first solenoid valve.

US Pat. No. 10,380,892

METHOD FOR RECOGNIZING MOVEMENTS OF OBJECTS IN A VEHICLE PARKING AREA

ROBERT BOSCH GMBH, Stutt...

1. A method for recognizing movements of objects in a parking area for vehicles by processing images acquired by at least one camera, the parking area including an entrance region for the objects, the objects including at least one of vehicles and/or pedestrians, the method comprising:monitoring the entrance region with at least one of the cameras;
comparing at least two images to recognize a movement of at least one object wherein the at least one object includes one of the vehicles and/or the at least one pedestrian;
evaluating differences between the images;
recognizing if the at least one object has arrived via the entrance region based on comparing the images acquired by the at least one of the cameras; and
storing, upon recognition of the completion of the movement, a position of the object in a memory.

US Pat. No. 10,377,361

METHOD FOR BRAKING A VEHICLE WITH A HYDRAULIC VEHICLE BRAKE AND AN ELECTROMECHANICAL BRAKING DEVICE

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

1. A method for braking a vehicle in response to an at least partial failure of a brake boosting of a hydraulic brake system with at least one first brake circuit and at least one second brake circuit, the method comprising:detecting the at least partial failure of the brake boosting of the hydraulic brake system and, in response to the detection of the at least partial failure:
operating the hydraulic brake system to reduce a hydraulic brake pressure in at least one wheel brake device disposed on a first vehicle axle;
operating at least one electric brake motor of an electromechanical braking device to produce a braking force on the at least one wheel brake device; and
in response to receiving a further braking demand during a predetermined period of time after termination of a braking demand, adjusting a plurality of valves disposed on at least one first wheel brake device disposed on a front axle of the vehicle and a plurality of valves disposed on at least one second wheel brake device disposed on a rear axle of the vehicle such that the at least one first wheel brake device and the at least one second wheel brake device are at least partially hydraulically coupled.

US Pat. No. 10,377,364

METHOD FOR PERFORMING A FUNCTION CHECK ON AN ELECTROMECHANICAL BRAKE DEVICE

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

1. A method for operating an electromechanical brake device having at least one electric brake motor configured to generate a braking force in a vehicle, the method comprising:measuring a motor current of the at least one electric brake motor;
comparing the measured motor current with a calculated motor current;
generating an error signal in response to a deviation between the measured motor current the calculated motor current exceeding an error tolerance; and
in response to the generation of the error signal, controlling the at least one electric brake motor until the motor comes to a standstill so as to build-up a maximal braking force of the electrometrical brake device in order to hold the vehicle in a lasting stationary state.

US Pat. No. 10,377,381

ADAPTIVE SPEED CONTROL SYSTEM FOR AN AUTONOMOUS VEHICLE

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

1. A method of operating an autonomous vehicle, the method comprising:determining, at an electronic processor, a limit for a forward velocity setpoint of the autonomous vehicle based a range of a forward facing sensor;
determining a stopping distance of the autonomous vehicle;
detecting whether a preceding vehicle is in a field of view of the forward facing sensor;
determining a speed of the preceding vehicle;
setting the limit to a value based on the stopping distance of the autonomous vehicle and the range of the forward facing sensor; and
when the preceding vehicle is in the field of view of the autonomous vehicle adjusting the limit based on the speed of the preceding vehicle.

US Pat. No. 10,364,729

DETERMINING AN AMMONIA MASS FLOW BETWEEN TWO SCR CATALYTIC CONVERTERS

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

1. A method for determining a mass flow of ammonia between a first SCR catalytic converter and a second SCR catalytic converter, the second SCR catalytic converter disposed downstream of the first SCR catalytic converter in an SCR catalytic converter system (20) in an exhaust system (11), the exhaust system further comprising a reduction agent dosing unit (21) upstream of the first SCR catalytic converter (22), the method comprising:receiving, with an electronic control unit, a first signal from a NOx sensor electrically coupled to the electronic control unit and disposed between the first SCR catalytic converter and the second SCR catalytic converter;
receiving, with the electronic control unit, a second signal from a second NOx sensor electrically coupled to the electronic control unit disposed downstream of the second SCR catalytic converter; and
determining, with the electronic control unit, a mass flow of ammonia between the first SCR catalytic converter and the second SCR catalytic converter.

US Pat. No. 10,337,530

PRESS ON HEAT/SPLASH AND ENGINE COOLING FAN ASSEMBLY HAVING SAME

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

1. A fan shroud assembly comprising:a fan shroud having a boss formed thereon; and
a shield having an aperture and at least one slot communicating with the aperture to allow deflection of the shield in a region adjacent the aperture, the aperture being smaller than the boss such that the aperture receives the boss with an interference fit, causing deflection of the shield, to secure the shield on the fan shroud.

US Pat. No. 10,336,610

METHOD FOR PRODUCING A MICROMECHANICAL COMPONENT

ROBERT BOSCH GMBH, Stutt...

1. A method for producing a micromechanical component, the micromechanical component including a substrate device and a cap device, the method comprising:in a preparatory step, pattering at least one of the substrate device and the cap device;
in a first sub-step, adjusting at least one of a first pressure and a first chemical composition, and connecting the substrate device and the cap device to each other in such a way that a first cavity is formed, which is sealed from an environment of the micromechanical component, at least one of the first pressure prevailing in the first cavity and the first chemical composition being enclosed;
in a second sub-step, adjusting at least one of a second pressure and a second chemical composition, connecting the substrate device and the cap device to each other in such a way that a second cavity is formed, which is sealed from the environment of the micromechanical component and from the first cavity, at least one of the second pressure prevailing in the second cavity and the second chemical composition being enclosed,
wherein the substrate device includes a first substrate frame and a second substrate frame, the first substrate frame and the second substrate frame are developed in such a way that prior to the first sub-step, an extension of the first substrate frame perpendicular to a substrate main-extension plane of the substrate device is greater than an extension of the second substrate frame perpendicular to the substrate main-extension plane.

US Pat. No. 10,336,384

METHOD FOR OPERATING A VEHICLE AND FOR OPERATING A MANUFACTURING SYSTEM

ROBERT BOSCH GMBH, Stutt...

1. A method by a vehicle, comprising:the vehicle driving between a plurality of manufacturing stations within a vehicle manufacturing facility;
receiving, by a computer of the vehicle, via an interface, and from an external system of the manufacturing facility, an identification of one of a plurality of parking positions of a parking facility;
subsequent to the driving between the plurality of manufacturing stations, the computer of the vehicle autonomously driving from one of the plurality of manufacturing stations to the identified one of the plurality of parking positions; and
the vehicle recording and storing vehicle data regarding how the vehicle operated during the driving to the identified one of the plurality of parking positions, the stored data being inspectable to determine whether the vehicle's autonomous driving functionality has been correctly implemented by the vehicle.

US Pat. No. 10,328,920

CONTROL DEVICE FOR AT LEAST ONE ELECTRIC PARKING BRAKE OF A BRAKE SYSTEM OF A VEHICLE AND METHOD FOR OPERATING A BRAKE SYSTEM OF A VEHICLE HAVING A BRAKE BOOSTER AND AN ELECTRIC PARKING BRAKE

ROBERT BOSCH GMBH, Stutt...

1. An electric parking brake for a brake system for a vehicle, comprising:a control device for the electric parking brake, including:
a control instrument to determine a setpoint variable regarding a setpoint braking torque to be generated by the electric parking brake and to output a control signal to the electric parking brake corresponding to the determined setpoint variable;
wherein the control instrument is configured to ascertain or detect, based on at least one provided signal, whether a brake booster of the brake system is in at least one functionally limited or functionally incapacitated state, and the control instrument is configured to, when the brake booster is ascertained or detected to be in the at least one functionally limited or functionally incapacitated state: (i) determine the setpoint variable by taking into account at least one provided defined parameter regarding a total braking torque requested by a driver of the vehicle, and (ii) control the electric parking brake by the control signal so that an actual braking torque corresponding to the setpoint variable is exerted with the electric parking brake so that the vehicle is braked at least by the actual braking torque;
wherein the control instrument is configured to ascertain whether the brake booster is in the at least one functionally limited or functionally incapacitated state based on at least one sensor signal provided as the at least one signal by at least one sensor of the vehicle, the at least one sensor signal providing a pressure prevailing in at least one wheel brake cylinder; and
wherein the control instrument is configured to compare the at least one sensor signal provided by at least one pressure sensor as the at least one sensor of the vehicle to the at least one provided defined parameter regarding the total braking torque requested by the driver of the vehicle and/or to at least one setpoint pressure signal determined by taking into account the at least one provided defined parameter regarding the total braking torque requested by the driver of the vehicle, and to ascertain based on the comparison whether the brake booster is in the at least one functionally limited or functionally incapacitated state.

US Pat. No. 10,323,936

CALIBRATION SYSTEM FOR SENSORS AND CAMERAS ON VEHICLES

Bosch Automotive Service ...

1. A sensor calibration system, comprising:a calibration tool that includes:
a vertical rail that defines a first rail axis;
a vertically movable carriage assembly supported by the vertical rail and movable along the first rail axis, the vertically movable carriage assembly having a horizontal rail that defines a second rail axis transverse to the first rail axis; and
a horizontally movable carriage assembly supported by the horizontal rail and movable along the second rail axis, the horizontally movable carriage assembly having a transverse mounting bar with a plurality of target mounts, each target mount configured to releasably support a respective calibration target.

US Pat. No. 10,325,495

METHOD FOR ASCERTAINING A PARKING POSITION AND SYSTEM FOR IMPLEMENTING THE METHOD

ROBERT BOSCH GMBH, Stutt...

1. A method for ascertaining a free parking position for a vehicle, comprising:ascertaining at least one measurement value by way of at least one vehicle-side sensor;
transmitting the at least one ascertained measurement value from a vehicle-side communication device of the vehicle to a vehicle-external server unit;
evaluating the at least one ascertained measurement value for detecting a free parking position by the vehicle-external server unit; and
retrievably providing the evaluated at least one free parking position on the vehicle-external server unit, wherein at least one of: (i) the at least one ascertained measurement value, and (ii) the at least one free parking position ascertained by the vehicle-external server, is compared with stored data from earlier trips of the at least one vehicle provided by the vehicle-external server.

US Pat. No. 10,322,697

WIPER LIP FOR A WINDSHIELD WIPER DEVICE

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

1. A window wiper device having a wiper lip (102) and a wiper blade (2) with an elongate upper part (10), which is at least partially of flexible form, with an elongate lower part (12), which is at least partially of flexible form, and with multiple connecting elements (18) connecting the upper part (10) and the lower part (12), wherein the connecting elements (18) are spaced apart from one another along a longitudinal extent (8) of the wiper blade (2), and wherein the connecting elements (18) are configured to permit a movement of the upper part (10) and of the lower part relative to one another with a movement component along the longitudinal extent (8) of the wiper blade (2), and wherein the window wiper device (100) is adapted for a vehicle,wherein the wiper lip comprises:
a cantilever structure for reducing stiffness perpendicular to a wiping direction, wherein the cantilever structure includes a fastening region (206) laterally extending between opposite side faces and coupled to the lower part, a flexible, pivoting connecting region (204) extending directly below and from the fastening region and disposed outside of the wiper blade (2), a first cantilever (104) extending perpendicularly away from the connecting region (204) to a greater extent than the fastening region, to a free terminal end, a second cantilever (104) extending perpendicularly away from the connecting region (204) to a greater extent than the fastening region, to a free terminal end, in an opposite direction to the first cantilever (104), a first wedge-shaped wiper edge (112) extending from the terminal end of the first cantilever (104) and having a distal tip configured to engage a windshield, and a second wedge-shaped wiper edge (112) extending from the terminal end of the second cantilever (104) and having a distal tip configured to engage the windshield, wherein the first and second cantilevers (104) and the connecting region (204) form a substantially T-shaped structure, wherein the fastening region resides laterally between the wiper edges and
wherein the wiper device extends along a longitudinal extent (8), wherein the first and second cantilevers each extend along a wiping direction that is perpendicular to the longitudinal extent, wherein each of the first and second cantilevers is an elongate structure having a length along the wiping direction that is greater than a length of the first and second wedge-shaped wiper edges (12), wherein the length of the first and second wedge-shaped wiper edges is measured along a direction that is perpendicular to both the wiping direction and the longitudinal extent.

US Pat. No. 10,317,211

ROBUST INERTIAL SENSORS

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

1. A sensor, comprising:a rigid wafer outer body;
a first cavity located within the rigid wafer outer body;
a first vibration isolating spring supported by the rigid wafer outer body and extending into the first cavity;
a second vibration isolating spring supported by the rigid wafer outer body and extending into the first cavity; and
a first sensor packaging supported by the first vibration isolating spring and the second vibration isolating spring within the first cavity.

US Pat. No. 10,317,531

3D LASER SCANNER

ROBERT BOSCH GMBH, Stutt...

1. A module for measuring an object located in a position finding zone, the module being configured for generating a primary beam, the module including a scanning mirror structure which is controllable to allow the primary beam to execute a scanning movement within the position finding zone, the module being configured to allow a secondary signal to be detected when the secondary signal is produced in response to an interaction of the primary beam with the object in a deflection position of the scanning mirror structure, the module being configured to generate position finding information as a function of the deflection position of the scanning mirror structure, wherein the module includes a semiconductor laser component, the semiconductor laser component being configured for producing the primary beam and for detecting the secondary signal.

US Pat. No. 10,315,298

IMPACT MECHANISM DEVICE

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

13. A hand power tool, comprising:an impact mechanism device, including:
at least one impact mechanism having at least one driven cylinder configured for rotation and defining a radially inner space and at least one piston positioned at least partially inside the at least one driven cylinder within the radially inner space;
at least one planetary gearing configured to drive the at least one driven cylinder and the at least one piston; and
a cam mechanism configured to drive the at least one piston in an axial direction by rotation of the at least one driven cylinder, the cam mechanism including a first groove and a second groove defined on the outer surface of the at least one piston, wherein the first groove extends completely around the at least one piston, wherein the second groove extends completely around the at least one piston, and wherein the first groove is different from the second groove.

US Pat. No. 10,312,699

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR ESTIMATING BATTERY OPEN CELL VOLTAGE, STATE OF CHARGE, AND STATE OF HEALTH DURING OPERATION OF THE BATTERY

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

1. A method for monitoring a battery while the battery is connected to a load comprising:measuring, with a current sensor, a first current level flowing through the battery to the load at a first time;
measuring, with a voltage sensor, a first voltage level between a first terminal and a second terminal of the battery that are each connected to the load at the first time;
generating, with a controller operatively connected to the current sensor and the voltage sensor, a first estimated open cell voltage (OCV) of the battery at the first time based on the first current level, the first voltage level, and a predetermined model of the battery stored in a memory operatively connected to the controller;
identifying, with the controller, a first excitation level of the battery at the first time based on the first voltage level, the first current level and a cost optimization process; and
identifying, with the controller, at least one of a first state of charge (SoC) and a state of health (SoH) of the battery using the first estimated OCV only in response to the first excitation level being below a predetermined threshold,
wherein the cost optimization process implements a cost function that generates a measurement corresponding to the first excitation level,
wherein the cost optimization function uses the first voltage level and the first current level as inputs, and
wherein the cost function is selected to minimize an error between the first excitation level and the inputs.

US Pat. No. 10,310,465

DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MOVING AN OBJECT

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

1. A device for moving an object, comprising:a first drive operably connected to the object for moving the object; and
a control unit operably connected to the first drive and including a first input that receives an error signal corresponding to a sum of a position set point profile from a generator and a position feedback signal from the first drive, a second input that receives a feed forward output signal, and a control unit output;
a feed forward control with an input that receives a feed forward input signal from the generator and an output coupled to the second input of the control unit, the feed forward control being configured to generate the feed forward output signal corresponding to at least one set point profile received from the generator; and
the generator having a first output configured to generate the set point profile for the error signal of the first input of the control unit and a second output coupled to the input of the feed forward control, the generator further comprising:
a set point generator, the set point generator being configured to generate a piecewise constant set point profile output corresponding to a third-order jerk of the object as a function of time based on a target position for the object;
a filter structure having an input that receives the set point profile output of the set point generator, the filter structure being configured to generate a set point profile corresponding to a fourth-order snap of the object as a function of time;
a first integration stage having an input that receives the set point profile generated by the filter structure, the first integration stage being configured to generate a set point profile corresponding to a piecewise-linear representation of the third-order jerk of the object as a function of time through the second output coupled to the feed forward control;
a second integration stage having an input that receives the set point profile generated by the first integration stage, the second integration stage being configured to generate a set point profile output corresponding to a plurality of polynomial segments of order <=2 representation of a second-order acceleration of the object as a function of time;
a third integration stage having an input that receives the set point profile generated by the second integration stage, the third integration stage being configured to generate a set point profile output corresponding to a plurality of polynomial segments of order <=3 representation of a first-order velocity of the object as a function of time; and
a fourth integration stage having an input that receives the set point profile generated by the third integration stage, the fourth integration stage being configured to generate a set point profile output corresponding to a plurality of polynomial segments of order <=4 representation of a zero-order position of the object as a function of time through the first output,
wherein the control unit is configured to generate a control unit output signal at the control unit output that is based on the feed forward output signal and the error signal, and
wherein the control unit is configured to perform motion control of the object by supplying the control unit output signal to the first drive, such that the first drive moves the object with increased control performance.

US Pat. No. 10,305,679

METHOD FOR IMPLEMENTING A COMMUNICATION BETWEEN CONTROL UNITS

ROBERT BOSCH GMBH, Stutt...

1. A method for implementing a communication between at least two control units, the method comprising:communicating first data signals between computer units of the at least two control units using first communication modules of the at least two control units via a first bus system, wherein each of the at least two control units includes a respective electronic security module, and
communicating second data signals between the respective electronic hardware security modules of the at least two control units using second communication modules of the at least two control units via an additional bus system physically separate from the first bus system, the respective electronic hardware security modules including physical shielding to prevent monitoring of internal processes, and the respective electronic hardware security modules isolating the additional bus system from the computer units to prevent communication by the computer units via the additional bus system;
wherein each of the respective electronic hardware security modules includes a secure computer core and a secure memory, the secure computer core and the secure memory of each of the respective electronic hardware security modules being surrounded by an uninterrupted physical boundary of the respective electronic hardware security module which prevents internal data and processes from being monitored, copied, cloned, or manipulated, the secure memory of each of the respective electronic hardware security modules storing critical information, the critical information including a cryptographic key, or a cryptographic certificate, or authentication data, and wherein the additional bus system is a secure communication link; and
wherein the communicating of the second data signals between the respective hardware secure modules of the at least two control units via the additional bus includes communicating the critical information between the respective electronic hardware security modules of the at least two control units via the additional bus to implement an authentication of the at least two control units amongst each other.

US Pat. No. 10,300,584

POWER TOOL GEAR DEVICE

ROBERT BOSCH GMBH, Stutt...

1. A power tool gear device, comprising:a first gear stage;
a second gear stage; and
a switching element configured to be moved by an operator using an actuating element, wherein the switching element at least partially surrounds at least one of the first and second gear stages in at least one operating position along a circumferential direction, and wherein the switching element is configured to switch between a first operating position and a second operating position, and wherein the switching element includes a switching ring, and
an elastic element,
wherein the switching ring has a first locking element configured for non-rotatable connection of the switching ring to a housing in the first operating position, a second locking element configured for rotatable connection of the switching ring to a planetary carrier in the second operating position, and at least one supporting element projecting radially inwardly towards the ring gear,
wherein the ring gear has an inner toothed structure and at least one supporting element projecting radially outwardly towards the switching ring,
wherein the elastic element is supported on the at least one supporting element of the switching ring by one end and on the at least one supporting element of the ring gear by an opposite end
such that the elastic element is configured to provide a relative movement between the switching ring and the ring gear.

US Pat. No. 10,290,209

METHOD FOR OPERATING A SENSOR DEVICE, AND SENSOR DEVICE

ROBERT BOSCH GMBH, Stutt...

1. A method for operating a sensor device for detecting an object, the sensor device including a magnetic field sensor, and a sensor unit that is designed for a propagation time measurement, the method comprising:measuring a magnetic field in surroundings of the sensor device using the magnetic field sensor to ascertain a measured value that corresponds to the measured magnetic field, the sensor unit being deactivated during the measurement of the magnetic field;
computing a first distance of the measured value from a first reference measured value that corresponds to a magnetic field when a measuring range of the magnetic field sensor is free of an object;
computing a second distance of the measured value from a second reference measured value that corresponds to a magnetic field when an object is situated in the measuring range of the magnetic field sensor;
activating the deactivated sensor unit as a function of the computed first distance and the computed second distance;
carrying out a propagation time measurement in the surroundings of the sensor device using the activated sensor unit to ascertain sensor data that correspond to the propagation time measurement; and
ascertaining, based on the sensor data, whether an object is situated in the surroundings of the sensor device.

US Pat. No. 10,286,897

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR HEATING ENGINE AND TRANSMISSION OIL OF A HYBRID VEHICLE

ROBERT BOSCH GMBH, Stutt...

1. A method for heating engine and/or transmission oil of a hybrid vehicle, the hybrid vehicle having at least one battery, a charging device, an internal combustion engine and an electric motor, the method comprising:heating the engine oil and the transmission oil with the aid of:
i) waste heat emitted by the charging device for the at least one battery, and
ii) waste heat emitted by the at least one battery;
wherein a fluid circuit having the at least one of the engine oil and the transmission oil as the fluid is thermally coupled to at least one of the charging device and the at least one battery for indirect or direct heating of the at least one of the engine oil and the transmission oil and heating the engine oil and the transmission oil is not aided by a heat source that is external to the vehicle.

US Pat. No. 10,279,775

UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS EVENT NOTIFICATION FOR VEHICLE ELECTRONIC CONTROL UNITS

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

1. A method of securing vehicle electronic control units (ECUs), each ECU controlling a vehicle system and being connected to a public Controller Area Network (CAN) accessible from outside the vehicle, the method comprising:detecting an attempt to access a first ECU via the public CAN;
determining when the attempt to access the first ECU is an unauthorized attempt; and
transmitting a notification message to a second ECU of the unauthorized attempt using a private Controller Area Network (CAN);
wherein the transmitting includes including an identification code in the notification message that uniquely identifies the first ECU;
storing an encrypted hacking notification key (HNK) in the first ECU and in the second ECU, wherein the transmitting includes transmitting the encrypted HNK to the second ECU using the private CAN;
encrypting an unauthorized access event key associated with the unauthorized access attempt; and
wherein the transmitting includes transmitting the encrypted unauthorized access event key to the second ECU using the private CAN.

US Pat. No. 10,279,787

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR CARRYING OUT A DRIVER-INDEPENDENT BRAKE FORCE HOLDING FUNCTION IN A MOTOR VEHICLE WHEN THE MOTOR VEHICLE IS AT A STANDSTILL ON A ROADWAY THAT IS INCLINED IN THE VEHICLE LONGITUDINAL DIRECTION

ROBERT BOSCH GMBH, Stutt...

1. A method for carrying out a driver-independent brake force holding function in a motor vehicle, the method comprising:maintaining a brake force independent of the driver when the motor vehicle is at a standstill on a roadway that is inclined in the vehicle longitudinal direction;
reducing the brake force, maintained independently of the driver, when a release condition is met;
ascertaining, using a first distance sensor system, an uphill distance, which corresponds to a distance from a neighboring vehicle in an uphill direction;
reducing the brake force before the release condition is met when the uphill distance falls below a predetermined limiting value so that the motor vehicle moves;
ascertaining, using a second distance sensor system, a downhill distance which corresponds to the distance from a neighboring vehicle in a downhill direction; and
after the step of reducing the brake force before the release condition is met is initiated, increasing the reduced brake force when the downhill distance falls below a predetermined limiting value as a consequence of the motor vehicle moving toward to the neighboring vehicle in the downhill direction, to bring the motor vehicle to a standstill.

US Pat. No. 10,280,500

PROCESS FOR CARBONITRIDING METALLIC COMPONENTS

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

1. A process for carbonitriding a metallic component, comprising:heating the metallic component to a treatment temperature;
conducting a plurality of nitriding phases, including a first nitriding phase and a second nitriding phase, each nitriding phase comprising nitriding the metallic component with an ammonia gas superficially at a surface region of the metallic component;
conducting a plurality of carburization phases, including a first carburization phase and a second carburization phase, each carburization phase comprising carburizing the metallic component with an acetylene gas;
wherein each nitriding phase and each carburization phase is performed at the same treatment temperature;
wherein the metallic component is nitrided in a surface region at which the surface of the component is not even, and/or in that the metallic component is nitrided in a surface region at a thread, an intersection, or an edge and/or in that the metallic component is a transmission component, and/or in that the metallic component has a toothing geometry, at which the surface of the component is nitrided;
wherein at least one nitriding phase is conducted before each individual carburization phase in the plurality of carburization phases, and wherein the first nitriding phase is conducted before the first carburization phase, which is conducted before the second nitriding phase, which is conducted before the second carburization phase.

US Pat. No. 10,272,881

WINDSCREEN WIPER DEVICE FOR A VEHICLE

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

1. A windscreen wiper device (2; 28, 30; 74; 78) for a vehicle, comprisingan elongate upper part (10) which is at least partially flexible,
an elongate lower part (12) which is at least partially flexible, and
a plurality of connection elements (18) connecting the upper part (10) and the lower part (12), the connection elements (18) being disposed at spacings from each other along a longitudinal extension (8) of the windscreen wiper device (2; 28, 30; 74; 78) and secured to the lower part (12) by swivel joints (20; 130; 122), wherein the swivel joints each include a first joint part (102) disposed on the lower part (12) that includes a recess having an undercut, and a second joint part (104) disposed on the connection element (18), wherein the second joint part (104) is disposed within the recess and extends into the undercut and is pivotable relative to the first joint part (102).

US Pat. No. 10,276,846

ELASTIC BLADDER AND BATTERY CELL ASSEMBLIES INCLUDING SAME

Bosch Battery Systems, LL...

1. A battery stack comprisinga first cell,
a second cell positioned adjacent the first cell in a stacked arrangement with the first cell, the first and second cells each including
a cell housing,
a positive electrode, and
a negative electrode,
the positive electrode and the negative electrode sealed within the cell housing along with an electrolyte, and
an elastic member disposed between the first cell and the second cell, the elastic member comprising
a first sheet,
a second sheet layered with the first sheet,
wherein
the first sheet and the second sheet are joined along a first sealed line that forms a peripheral edge of the elastic member,
the first sheet and the second sheet are joined along a second sealed line that is spaced apart from the peripheral edge, the second sealed line forming a closed shape,
a first interior space is defined between the first sheet, the second sheet, the first sealed line and the second sealed line,
a second interior space is defined between the first sheet, the second sheet and within the second sealed line,
the first interior space is at least partially inflated, and the second interior space is less inflated than the first interior space, and
the elastic member is free of a fluid inlet and a fluid outlet.

US Pat. No. 10,271,431

CONTACT ARRANGEMENT, PREFERABLY FOR A POWER ELECTRONICS SYSTEM

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

1. A contact arrangement (1), comprising:a printed circuit board (2) with a fastening hole (5),
a metal sleeve (8) which is inserted into the fastening hole (5), wherein the sleeve (8) makes contact with the printed circuit board (2), and wherein the metal sleeve (8) makes contact with at least one conductive layer of the printed circuit board (2),
a base (15) on which the sleeve (8) lies in order to make electrical contact, and a fastening element (11) which protrudes through the sleeve (8), wherein one end of the fastening element (11) is fixedly connected to the base (15) and an other end of the fastening element has a head (12),
wherein the head (12) of the fastening element (11) lies only on the sleeve (8) and not on the printed circuit board (2), and
wherein the sleeve (8) projects beyond the printed circuit board (2) by way of a first projection (10) on a side which faces the base (15), wherein the first projection spaces apart the printed circuit board (2) from the base (15);
characterized in that the first projection (10) is a collar of the sleeve (8), wherein the printed circuit board (2) lies on one side of the collar and an opposite side of the collar lies on the base (15) and comprising at least one additional hole (6) in the printed circuit board (2), wherein the at least one additional hole (6) extends up to the collar and is at least in part filled with solder.

US Pat. No. 10,268,624

SUBSCRIBER STATION FOR A BUS SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR IMPROVING THE ERROR TOLERANCE OF A SUBSCRIBER STATION OF A BUS SYSTEM

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

1. A subscriber station for a bus system, comprising:a transmission/reception device for transmitting a signal via the bus system to a further subscriber station and for receiving a signal via the bus system, in which exclusive, collision-free access by the subscriber station to a bus line of the bus system is guaranteed at least at times; and
a modification device for modifying at least one of transmission properties of a transmission path of the transmission/reception device and/or reception properties of a reception path of the transmission/reception device;
wherein an output resistance of the transmission/reception device depends on a transmission state of the signal that is to be transmitted or that has been transmitted, and
wherein the modification device includes at least one of:
a transmitter output stage for pre-distortion of the signal to be transmitted by the transmission/reception device, to achieve equilibration of a bus level on a transmission channel within one cycle of the signal to be transmitted, and
a receiver modification device to increase a detection point in time to the right in an eye diagram and increase a decider threshold upward in the eye diagram,
wherein the transmitter output stage includes:
a first transistor that is controllable by a first control application signal,
a second transistor that is controllable by a second control application signal,
wherein the first transistor is connected to a first bus terminal for a first bus wire of the bus line, and
wherein the second transistor is connected to a second bus terminal for a second bus wire of the bus line,
wherein one of the first control application signal and the second control application signal includes a high positive signal and the other one of the first control application signal and the second control application signal includes a low negative signal,
wherein the transmitter output stage further includes:
a third transistor that is controllable by a third control application signal, and
a fourth transistor that is controllable by a fourth control application signal,
wherein the third transistor is connected to the second bus terminal for the second bus wire of the bus line,
wherein the fourth transistor is connected to the first bus terminal for the first bus wire of the bus line,
wherein one signal set includes the first control application signal and the third control application signal, and another signal set includes the second control application signal and the fourth control application signal, wherein the one signal set includes a high positive signal and a low positive signal and the another signal set includes a high negative signal and a low negative signal, and
wherein the transistors providing the high positive signal and the low positive signal are in series, and wherein the transistors providing the high negative signal and the low negative signal are in series.

US Pat. No. 10,271,450

UNIT ARRANGEMENT WITH A 19-INCH FRAME

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

1. A unit arrangement (1) comprisingat least one stacking unit (4) having a housing with a top wall (10), a bottom wall (11), and side walls extending between the top and bottom walls, wherein positioning feet (15) extend downward from the bottom wall (11) within recessed regions (16) formed along the bottom wall (11);
a base unit (3) with a top wall (10), wherein the at least one stacking unit (4) is arranged on the base unit (3), and the base unit and the at least one stacking unit form a unit tower (13), wherein the positioning feet (15) of the at least one stacking unit (4) stand on the base unit (3); and
a frame (2), wherein the base unit (3) and the at least one stacking unit (4) are arranged in the form of the unit tower (13) in the frame (2),
wherein the stacking unit (4) further includes a front panel (6) coupled to the housing, wherein each of the feet (15) extends below the front panel (6), wherein a first gap (17) is defined between the bottom wall (11) of the stacking unit (4) and the top wall (10) of the base unit (3), and wherein a second gap (18) is defined between a bottom of the front panel (6) and the top wall (10) of the base unit (3), wherein the first gap (17) is larger than the second gap (18), and wherein the positioning feet extend across both the first gap (17) and the second gap (18) and rest on the top wall (10) of the base unit (3).

US Pat. No. 10,260,879

SENSOR DEVICE AND METHOD FOR OPERATING A SENSOR DEVICE HAVING AT LEAST ONE SEISMIC MASS

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

1. A sensor device, comprising:at least one first seismic mass;
at least one second seismic mass;
an operating apparatus configured to set the first seismic mass in a first oscillating motion and to set the second seismic mass in a second oscillating motion such that:
(i) a projection of the first oscillating motion onto a first spatial direction is a first harmonic oscillation of the first seismic mass with a first frequency in the first spatial direction;
(ii) a projection of the first oscillating motion onto a second spatial direction oriented at an angle with respect to the first spatial direction is a second harmonic oscillation of the first seismic mass with a second frequency which is unequal to the first frequency in the second spatial direction;
(iii) a projection of the second oscillating motion onto the first spatial direction is asymmetrical with respect to the first harmonic oscillation of the first seismic mass; and
(iv) a projection of the second oscillating motion onto the second spatial direction is asymmetrical with respect to the second harmonic oscillation of the first seismic mass, wherein the operating apparatus is further configured to:
determine at least a first variable relating to at least one of:
a periodic deflection of the first seismic mass with the first frequency in a third spatial direction oriented at a respective angle with respect to each of the first spatial direction and the second spatial direction; and
a periodic deflection of the second seismic mass with the first frequency in the third spatial direction; and
define and output at least one information item relating to (i) a rotational motion of the sensor device about the second spatial direction or (ii) a component of a magnetic field which is oriented in the second spatial direction, with reference to the at least one first variable which is determined.